Industry News | December 8, 2010

New Corporate-Owned Pizza Inn Opens in Texas

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Pizza Inn is welcoming the holidays and capping off an aggressive year of growth as the company opened its newest location at 310 E. Round Grove Road in Lewisville, Texas, this week.

The restaurant is the latest of five corporate-owned stores following a design that has led to a wave of reinvestment in the brand with franchisees as well. 

“We’re excited to show our guests in Lewisville a great restaurant with top-notch service and a delicious menu in fresh new surroundings,” says Charlie Morrison, president and CEO of Pizza Inn. “This is the Pizza Inn of the future.”

The 4,500-square-foot space features a full-service menu, a pizza buffet, a salad bar, and delivery and carryout options. Complete with flat-screen televisions, a party room, and game room, the restaurant can seat more than 180 guests and is infused with a nod to Lewisville and nearby Coppell residents on the décor that lines the walls.

“We’re a hometown concept centered on family fun and great food, and Lewisville is the perfect place to connect with customers,” Morrison says. 

The restaurant will be managed by Ray Martin, a veteran of the industry with more than 20 years of experience.

In an effort to further increase national and regional growth of similar stores, Pizza Inn is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees to help grow the company’s network of restaurants in the region. As an incentive to potential franchisees, Pizza Inn is offering a program in which new franchisees pay no royalties the first year, 2 percent the second year and 4 percent beginning the third year.