Rave Restaurant Group, the parent company of international pizza chain Pizza Inn and fast casual trailblazer Pie Five Pizza Co., officially announced the hire of Judy Messenger as the new Vice President of Real Estate. In this role, Messenger is responsible for making strategic real estate decisions that foster growth and transformation of the brand, in addition to expanding market presence. She oversees both franchise support and corporate development for both brands.
“We’re proud to have some of the best minds in the industry at Rave, and Judy is a wonderful addition to our team,” says Scott Crane, Rave Restaurant Group’s CEO. “With her impressive background, we are confident that she will be an integral part of the growth and expansion of Rave.”
Messenger brings 25 years of real estate experience to the role, previously serving as the Director of Real Estate at top restaurant chains like Noodles & Co. and Smashburger. With Messenger’s proven track record of securing nearly 20 deals per year, Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn are well positioned to continue to expand their national footprints.
“I’m thrilled to join Rave Restaurant Group at this exciting time of growth and development,” says Messenger. “In this new role, I look forward to working closely with the Operations, Franchise Development, and Restaurant Development teams to drive the continued success of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn.”
Messenger entered her role at Rave Restaurant Group on February 13. She reports directly to Rave Restaurant Group’s CEO, Scott Crane.