Pizza Inn

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Pizza Inn
Industry Restaurants
Founded Dallas, Texas
(1958; 58 years ago (1958))
Founders Joe Spillman
R. L. Spillman
Headquarters The Colony, Texas, USA
Key people
Clinton Coleman (CEO)
Products Pizza, salad, pasta, chicken wings, sandwiches, desserts and soft drinks

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


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

In the mid-'80s, 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].

As of January 2015, the parent company Pizza Inn Holdings was renamed RAVE Restaurant Group.[2]

In the summer of 2016, Rave Restaurant Group announced [3] a CEO transition plan, appointing interim CEO Clinton Coleman to succeed outgoing CEO Randy Gier.

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.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Little Pizza Venture Becomes Big Business" by Ledgerwood Sloan. Dallas Morning News, 19 Jun 1966. Retrieved 2014-07-19.
  2. ^ Swanson, Jim. "Fast Casual Pizza? Introducing Rave Restaurant Group". benzinga. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Jami. "RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Announces CEO Transition". PRNewswire. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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