For quick meals on the fly, diners in Australia might go for a hamburger or sandwich. But they might just as likely go for a savory pie, a commonly available pastry filled with steak, chicken or vegetables. In Australia, everyone has a favorite “pie shop,” but one concept with a bakery-cafe format has ambitions to be a national chain: Pie Face.Founded by Wayne Homschek, an American-born former investment banker, Pie Face now has 19 units in the Sydney area, all company-owned, and the company ...

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