When the first Pizza Inn restaurant opened across from Dallas’ Southern Methodist University back in 1958, no one had any idea of the presence the restaurant would one day have. 

Yet more than half a century later, Pizza Inn’s dedication to serving up smiles one slice at a time continues to resonate with pizza lovers worldwide.

Just last week, Pizza Inn made tracks to the Rocky Mountains, opening the first Colorado restaurant in recent history in La Junta. Additionally, two grand openings are slated for this week in Houston, Texas and Baxley, Georgia, along with a reopening in Vidalia, Georgia, scheduled for next month. 

“Precious few restaurant brands have stood the test of time as well as Pizza Inn, and to actually be back in growth mode is especially remarkable,” says Steve Link, Pizza Inn’s vice president of operations. “Our focus on quality menu items, friendly customer service, and affordable prices has helped us build a large and loyal following. We’re looking forward to bringing that winning formula to the great state of Colorado, and to new towns in Texas, Georgia and across the nation.”

Pizza Inn is rapidly closing in on 300 franchised units across 12 countries.

“Our proven business model has long made us an attractive investment, but our ongoing success would not be possible without the exceptional level of passion, character, and dedication to excellence demonstrated by each of our franchise partners,” says Randy Gier, chief executive officer of Pizza Inn Holdings. “Our franchisees not only ensure that every customer is treated like an honored guest, but they give back to their local communities in ways both big and small. We are blessed to have so many outstanding franchise operators on our team.”


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