Pizza Inn Opens New Express Restaurant

National Truck Stop, Longview, Texas, home to latest unit

THE COLONY, Texas -- Pizza Inn Inc., an international pizza chain recognized for serving a variety of fresh, high quality products at affordable prices, announces the opening of its newest Express restaurant located inside the National Truck Stop in Longview, Texas.

With 86 restaurants now open and operating throughout Texas, Pizza Inn continues to target the state as part of a growth plan that has revitalized the chain.

"As we continue to grow our brand in our home state of Texas, we are thrilled to bring our freshly made pizzas and other popular menu items to Longview," [image-nocss] said Charlie Morrison, CEO of Pizza Inn. "We are confident that this location will serve the Longview area and the Interstate 20 corridor well."

The Pizza Inn Express model is ideal for high-traffic sites with "customers-on-the-go," such as the new Longview location. This "mini" version of Pizza Inn offers a limited menu centered on Pizza Inn's pizzas along with several appetizers, all made with the same quality ingredients found throughout the chain.

This nontraditional type of restaurant is designed for convenience stores, airports, hotels, travel plazas, college dining halls and other high-traffic locations, the company said.

In an effort to further increase national and regional growth, Pizza Inn is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees to help grow the company's network of restaurants in the region, it said.

Headquartered in The Colony, Texas, Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches and desserts. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn franchises approximately 315 restaurants and directly owns and operates three restaurants.