Home Run Inn

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Home Run Inn
Founded1947; 75 years ago (1947)
FounderMary and Vincent Grittani
Number of locations
ProductsPizza, Pasta

Home Run Inn is a restaurant chain known for their Chicago-style pizza as well as frozen pizzas. Home Run Inn is headquartered in Woodridge, Illinois of the United States.[1]


In 1923, Mary and Vincent Grittani owned a small tavern on 31st Street in Chicago, Illinois along with their daughter Loretta and son-in-law Nick Perrino. When a home run from a nearby baseball game was hit through the tavern's window, they decided to rename the tavern Home Run Inn. In the 1940s, Mary Grittani developed the pizza recipe that is still being used today. Home Run Inn began selling frozen pizza in the 1950s, selling them in just the Chicago area.[2] In 1986 and 1996 frozen manufacturing plants were constructed, one in Chicago and the second in Woodridge, IL. Home Run Inn is now distributing their Chicago frozen pizza to over 30 states.[3][4][failed verification]

Home Run Inn has nine locations, four locations in Chicago and five in the Chicago suburbs.[5] In October 2019, the company announced the opening of their new restaurant next door to its original location on 31st Street in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.[6]


Home Run Inn was rated the number one frozen pizza in August, 2013 Consumer Reports.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "Home Run Inn, Inc.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Home Run Inn's Joe Perrino on How to Break into the Frozen Foods Market". 23 February 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Pizza Man". chicagoreader.com. 21 January 1988. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Scoring Big with Pizza". Chicago Tribune. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Chicagoland Pizzeria Locations". homeruninnpizza. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Rivera, Mark (October 25, 2019). "Original Home Run Inn restaurant reopens after 70 years in Little Village". abc7chicago. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Best Frozen Pizza". Consumer Reports. August 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Consumer Reports Names Home Run Inn Best Frozen Pizza". 20 August 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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