DALLAS — Food industry vet Scott Black is joining Pie Five Pizza as vice-president of operations.

Mr. Black brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role. He got his start as a general manager at Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza, working his way up to chief executive officer in under a decade. Since then, he has held a series of leadership roles at fast-casual brands, including Noodles and Company, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Lyfe Kitchen and Bobby’s Burgers Place. He also has experience in the growing fast-casual pizza segment. Before joining Pie Five, he was vice-president of operations at &Pizza and chief operating officer at NakedPizza.

Dallas-based Pie Five is a subsidiary of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns, franchises and supplies more than 250 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants in the United States as well as globally.

“Scott really understands the Pie Five vision and he brings invaluable experience in both pizza and the fast-casual segment to our team,” said Robert W. Bafundo, president of Rave Restaurant Group. “He has the incredible ability to develop systems and processes, build teams and optimize emerging brands that are in growth mode, making him the perfect fit for Pie Five.”