The Pie Hole, the fastest growing pie and coffee shop in the nation, has partnered with Gelson’s Markets to open the first The Pie Hole Bakery inside the grocery chain’s Santa Monica, California store.
“Our first retail grocery unit within Gelson’s is an exciting development for brand, especially with the high economic consumer demand for quality grocery baked goods. To be partnered with such an outstanding company like Gelson’s is a dream come true for us. The high demand for comfort food and our unique, hand-made pies and specialty coffee is the perfect match with Gelson’s gourmet approach,” said Sean Brennan, founder and CEO of The Pie Hole. “It is fantastic to see our products available alongside other iconic food brands, and it will help us reach new guests in a high performing grocery retail segment. This may very well be the future model of the brand, but for now we are really happy to be serving our fans in the Santa Monica area.”
“Gelson’s is continuously searching for the best local brands to highlight in our stores. Our partnership with The Pie Hole is a natural extension of our philosophy to carry high-quality, differentiated and delicious food. We know our customers will love the fresh, flavorful baked goods and expertly brewed coffee served up by The Pie Hole,” said John Bagan, Gelson’s CMO.
Inspired by afternoons spent making pie with her family, “Pie Mom” Becky Grasley co-founded The Pie Hole with Brennan in 2011 to share her generations-old family pie recipes with a new community. Serving sweet dessert pies, savory pot pies and an exclusive line of The Pie Hole specialty coffees, The Pie Hole offers distinctive flavors made with premium ingredients. The Pie Hole’s unique creations are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, along with the ability to accommodate large catering orders, corporate parties and weddings.
The Pie Hole has gained wide recognition, including being named “Top 12 Best Pies in America” by Conde Nast Traveler, “24 Of The Most Delicious Pies In America” by Buzzfeed, “The 22 best desserts in all of LA” by Refinery29, “50 Things You Need To Eat In LA Before You Die” by Spoon University and was featured on The Cooking Channel Unique Eats.
For more information, visit thepieholela.com.