Your Pie, a new build-your-own pizza franchise, is slated to open in Clemson on April 22 at 111 Earle St.

Local franchisees Doug and Denise Zirbel looked at several other pizza concepts before settling in on the Your Pie restaurant.

“Fast-casual is growing at a very rapid rate, and the pizza portion is the fastest-growing segment,” said Doug Zirbel.

Proximity to the company’s headquarters in Athens, Ga., and a visit to several locations convinced the Zirbels to take the leap.

High-quality ingredients and the ability to get something fresh and fast is what sets Your Pie apart from other pizza chains, said Zirbel. Patrons will love the ability to customize their pizza with white, wheat or gluten-free dough, a variety of different sauces and more than 40 toppings, he said.

Paninis, salads, gelato and 10 craft beers on tap will also be available. The restaurant will be able to seat 87 diners inside and another 18 or so on the outdoor patio. Big-screen TV’s throughout the restaurant will feature Clemson games.

Clemson was the perfect place for the Zirbels’ first location. They live in nearby Seneca and believe the “down-the-line brick oven pizza” will go over well on the college campus. The couple has plans to expand across the Upstate with at least three to five restaurants.

Grand opening activities on the April 22 will include free pizza to the first 100 guests, pizzas priced at $3.14 (pi) and giveaways, including free pizza for life.

The existing Your Pie location on Woodruff Road in Greenville is owned by a separate franchisee.

Your Pie Clemson, just a half block off College Avenue, will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit

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