The march of this decadent mini-chain inches ever closer to Fort Worth, with the opening of its newest location on Collins Street in Arlington. And, other franchisees are currently scouting the perfect spot to plant the first Fort Worth Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop.
Jennifer Stallons, director of sales and development, confirms that it won’t be long before Fort Worth finally gets its own piece of the pie. “Our newest franchisee is in the site selection phase now, looking for the ideal location on the West Side (in the Camp Bowie/Hulen area),” she says. The first Fort Worth Buttermilk Sky will hopefully be open this summer.
Known for its Southern custard-style buttermilk pie, the smooth buttermilk filling is a cross between a chess pie and a custard. Another popular flavor is the I-40, with its rich mix of pecans, chocolate chips and a sprinkle of toasted coconut in a sweet shortbread crust.
Franchisee Pam Pierson opened in Arlington on Saturday, and she is ramping up slowly with a limited menu including: Chewy Chocolate Chip, the I-40, Key Lime and, of course, Buttermilk. Chocolate Cream Pie will be the next to appear on Wednesday, followed by Peanut Butter Cream hopefully by next weekend. Pies are available in the standard 9-inch size, a personal 4-inch pie or in the 2-inch bite-size.
Other locations can be found in mostly Southern states like Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina, but there’s one in Ohio as well. In Texas, Buttermilk Sky has locations in Midland, Allen, Colleyville, Frisco, Mansfield, and now in Arlington.
The store originated in Knoxville, Tennessee, founded by Scott and Meredith Layton in 2014.