Pizza Inn

How is Pie Five So Successful? Learn at Conference

Pie Five Pizza Co., a fast-casual concept, will be front and center at the 2013 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC) on March 28 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. senior vice president and chief development officer Madison Jobe will take the stage to share insights into how concept Pizza Inn successfully launched Pie Five Pizza Co.

Pizza Inn Tabs Two New Executives

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. announced the appointments of Flynn Dekker as chief marketing officer for Pizza Inn Inc. and Pie Five Pizza Co., and Chris Smith as vice president of operations for Pie Five.

“These are incredible individuals with impressive restaurant backgrounds at the highest levels for well-known chains,” says Randy Gier, CEO of Pizza Inn Holdings. “They join us at a monumental time for our company and will be great assets to our growing executive team as we champion our expanding business in the year ahead.”

Pizza Inn is Fresh Out of the Oven at New Arkansas Store

Pizza Inn Holdings, an international pizza chain recognized for serving a variety of fresh, popular traditional and specialty pizzas, announced the opening of its newest location in Cave City, Arkansas.

Multiunit franchisee Flash Market Incorporated now owns and operates four delivery and carry-out Pizza Inn restaurants in the area, with plans to open more locations in the future.

Pizza Inn Develops Garlic Bread Crust Pizza

Inspired by the great, savory flavors of fresh garlic bread and the heartiness of a deep pan pizza, Pizza Inn Holdings introduced its newest limited-time offer—Garlic Bread Crust Pizza.

Seasoned with Italian garlic and herb butter throughout a deep dish pan crust, Garlic Bread Crust Pizzas are available with a choice of toppings from meats to fresh vegetables, or as one of Pizza Inn’s specialty pizzas.

They are available at participating Pizza Inn buffets and takeout/delivery locations as a limited-time offer now through November 25th. 

Pizza Inn Names Franchisee Award Winners

Pizza Inn, Inc. recently hosted its 2012 National Franchise Convention in Destin, Florida, where franchisees and team members were honored for their contributions to the company.

The three-day event was held July 29–31 and featured presentations from company leaders, breakout and educational sessions, and an awards ceremony celebrating top performers. Honorees included:

Stepping Up to Fast Casual

Quick-serve companies roll out fast-casual concepts to serve new demographics.

Yoshinoya hopes its Asiana Grill fast-casual concept draws new demographics.
Yoshinoya hopes its Asiana Grill fast-casual concept draws new demographics.

On May 30, Yoshinoya America opened the first-ever Asiana Grill Yoshinoya in Fullerton, California. While the company has long been known in California and Nevada for its quick-service concept, the Asiana Grill Yoshinoya marks its first foray into fast casual.

Pizza Inn Relocates in Port Arthur, Texas

Pizza Inn, Inc. welcomes the relocation of its Port Arthur, Texas, restaurant to 6757 West Port Arthur Road.

The restaurant is a franchise location operated by the Maredia family. Focusing on providing excellent customer service, the Maredia family aims to give guests the best dining experience possible.

"We want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy their meals at an affordable price,” says franchise owner Ali Maredia. “After the success of our former location, we wanted to build a new larger location from the ground up to better serve our growing number of guests."