Pizza Inn

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Pizza Inn
Industry Restaurants
Founded Dallas, Texas (1958)
Key people
Randy Gier (CEO)
Products Pizza, salad, pasta, chicken wings, sandwiches, desserts and soft drinks
An exterior of a typical Pizza Inn.

Pizza Inn (NASDAQPZZI) is an American restaurant chain and international food franchise, specializing in American-style pizza and side dishes. The company is based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas.

Company History[edit]

In 1958, two Texas brothers, Joe and R. L. Spillman,[1] opened the first Pizza Inn across from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

In the mid-80's, the restaurant chain had a commercial deal with the Von Erich family, icons in Texas at the time, with Kerry Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich and Mike Von Erich appearing in a series of televised commercials. [1]

On June 3, 2011 Pizza Inn launched a new sister restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, known as Pie Five Pizza, that specializes in handcrafted pizzas ready in five minutes. [2].

International operations[edit]

Today, Pizza Inn operates 310 franchised stores and five corporate-owned stores in 12 countries, with several new stores scheduled to open in the next year. Pizza Inn is also popular in the Middle East.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Little Pizza Venture Becomes Big Business" by Ledgerwood Sloan. Dallas Morning News, 19 Jun 1966. Retrieved 2014-07-19.

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