Skip to main content

Punch Pizza reaches out to laid-off Pie Five workers

Punch Pizza will give laid-off Pie Five workers priority in interviews.

Earlier this week, a national pizza chain abruptly shut down two Twin Cities restaurants, leaving 15-20 workers without jobs. Now, a local pizza chain is coming to the laid-off workers' rescue.

Punch Neapolitan Pizza announced Friday it's starting to hire for its new Eagan location.

And since two Twin Cities Pie Five restaurants just closed, Punch is prioritizing interviews for those workers who were laid off.

Punch is hiring cooks, managers, pizza makers and other employees. And the local company has a guaranteed starting wage of $11 per hour. Managers can make more than $100,000 a year.

You can find and apply for jobs here.

The Eagan spot will be Punch Pizza's 11th location. It'll be in the Central Park Commons, near Hy-Vee and Total Wine.

The local company has received national attention on a number of occasions.

In 2014, former president Barack Obama praised Punch in his State of the Union Address for raising starting wages. Meryl Streep has called it the “Greatest Pizza in the World.” It's also been featured in USA Today and the Food Network.

Next Up

Dean Evason

Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

Blaine VFW video screengrab crop N West Twitter

Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

TajPharmaImages WIkimedia Commons ivermectin

COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 3.48.57 PM

Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

cold Minneapolis

Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

Moorhead family

Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.

polymet mining

Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit

The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.

SPPD Kua person of interest 01-24-2022

Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside

It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 11.21.49 AM

Alex Rodriguez: 'I'm not a Packers fan'

He was at Lambeau screaming "Cheese!" and "Let's go!" during the playoff game against the 49ers.

Related

Punch Pizza reaches out to laid-off Pie Five workers

Punch Pizza will give laid-off Pie Five workers priority in interviews.

This 'geek pub' opening in the Twin Cities focuses on paying workers a livable wage

It'll be a laid-back space to grab a coffee or beer with friends, eat tasty comfort food, and embrace your inner geek.

Shifting its appeal to mothers, Red Baron pizza introduces the Baroness

The Red Baron is staying on the front of pizza boxes though.

Shifting its appeal to mothers, Red Baron pizza introduces the Baroness

The Red Baron is staying on the front of pizza boxes though.

Pizza chain abruptly shuts down its 2 Twin Cities restaurants

The two locations opened less than 18 months ago.