Bajema’s brother-in-law, Tyce Jones, and Brandon Birdwell, another college friend and fellow athlete who owns three Firehouse Subs franchises in the area, are also part of the Pie Five franchise group. The group’s multi-unit agreement with Pie Five covers all of Oklahoma.
Fields said he and the rest of the group was attracted to Pie Five’s product and business model.
“Billy was inquiring about concepts and had just tried a competitor, but I told him he needed to check out Pie Five,” Fields said. “All it took was one visit, and when he saw what they had to offer – not only in the form of a perfect pizza, but also the exceptional business model – he was sold. It didn’t take long for all of us to get on board and join the Pie Five Pizza family.”
Bajema says he hopes to open his first Pie Five in the Oklahoma City area later this summer. The group is still finalizing the location.