By: Abby A
Hey there! You're here with Abby, the self-proclaimed expert on Pie Bar history! Today, I'll be giving a crash course on Thanksgiving here at Pie Bar, including how it works and how it began! Let's get started, shall we?
First, let's begin with what Thanksgiving really looks like at Pie Bar, for both customers and our team members. For customers, we set up a whole drive-thru at our Commissary Kitchen located on Shallowford Rd in Kennesaw. The road is a small backroad from Canton Rd to Shallowford Rd, so we set up a plan. We have traffic going in one direction, looping around the building to get your pie and exit the opposite direction. It's incredibly convenient and quick, which makes it easy for all of us! On our end, we spend the four days leading up to Thanksgiving working hard in our kitchen. We do tasks like sorting through apples, making pie dough, folding boxes, and putting crusts in tins for all kinds of pies! We spend almost a week together, as a team, preparing to make your holiday season better, and in the process, we get to know each other so much better! It's such a fun time and we're so happy to make your pie experience better.
As for the history, we have a little story. We originally did all of our baking in the Woodstock location, including Thanksgiving baking. Within the last few years, we opened the Commissary to make it easier to bake a larger amount of pies as Pie Bar became more popular amongst the community! Our Commissary opened as an official part of Pie Bar in January 2019, which made it so much easier to bake enough pies to keep up with our new growth! When Woodstock started to blossom into the community a bit more, our little back-of-shop kitchen simply wasn't doing it anymore. So, the Commissary has made everything easier and more fun for the team!
We began to receive more preorders for Thanksgiving as the years passed, which meant we had to store a bunch of pies in both shops, and we barely even had room to walk! Now, we do a fun drive-thru at our Commissary for convenience. We can store much more pies while serving every customer with a bright and encouraging attitude! With the drive-thru, you don't even have to get out of your car. Isn't that neat? You give us a name, we get your pie, and bring it straight to your car for you! It makes it easier for you, as the customer, to prep for Thanksgiving without the stress of getting out of your car. If you preorder a pie this year, you'll see many of us on the sidewalk guiding cars, and please feel free to say hi! If you have any questions, we're happy to help with that as well. We're here to help you have a great experience!
Thanksgiving is the biggest time of year for Pie Bar, because who doesn't get an apple pie and think of a Thanksgiving meal? On our menu this year, we have Apple Streusel, Bourbon Pecan, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin Crumble, and Traditional Pumpkin. For savories, we have 10" Rosemary Chicken Pot Pies, 10" Roasted Veggie Pot Pies, Shepherd's Pie, Bacon Cheddar, Chives Quiche, Spinach Feta, and Red Pepper Quiche. We also offer pints of Butter and Cream Pie Bar Vanilla ice cream to accompany your pies! We offer a limited menu due to the volume of pie orders we receive at Thanksgiving, but have no fear! If you have a pie in mind that's not on our Thanksgiving menu, almost all of our pies freeze well! The exception is a cream pie with a pastry crust (i.e. Coconut Cream). Some great pies not on our Thanksgiving menu, but that you can freeze to bring to the family, are Brown Sugar Chess, Key Lime, and Peanut Butter Cream! Our Halloween Vault Release, the Salted Peanut Butter Cup Pie, also freezes great! You can pick one up for Halloween weekend, then grab an extra to freeze for Thanksgiving. All pies last up to 6 months in the freezer, so you could even save it for Spring!
We're SO excited to see you for Thanksgiving this year! Our team works so hard to give you a great experience, so we hope you love the pies you plan to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day!
See ya then!