Foodservice

Pizza Inn Opens Another Express Store in Arkansas

28th location in state is at the Bearden Travel Center
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Photograph courtesy of Pizza Inn Express

BEARDEN, Ark. Pizza Inn recently opened a new Pizza Inn Express store at the Bearden Travel Center in Bearden, Ark.

The new location is owned and operated by franchisee David Blackmon, president of Blackmon Oil and a member of Pizza Inn’s Franchise Leadership Council. The Bearden Pizza Inn Express will be Blackmon’s fifth location in western Arkansas.

“I am excited to bring Pizza Inn Express to the Bearden community with our new store,” Blackmon said. “Those looking for convenience or who are always on the go can head to Pizza Inn for high-quality pizzas made fresh daily. I’ve been a Pizza Inn franchisee for the past eight years, and it’s been incredible to grow the business and bring Pizza Inn to new neighborhoods.”

The Bearden location is the latest in a scaled-down format the company has been licensing to convenience stores and other nontraditional host locations. It will feature favorites like cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza and specialty pizzas like Buffalo chicken pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, bacon cheeseburger pizza, Hawaiian pizza and supreme max pizza. The express location offers a quick experience for customers looking to get a slice.

“Pizza Inn has continued to grow in Arkansas over the years, with 28 locations now in the state, and we are thrilled to have David open his fifth Pizza Inn Express location in Bearden,” said Mike Burns, COO at Dallas-based Rave Restaurant Group, of which Pizza Inn is a subsidiary. “David is a leading franchisee who sits on Pizza Inn’s Franchise Leadership Council and gives back to the local communities his Pizza Inn locations serve. We look forward to continuing to support David in his efforts and can’t wait for Bearden residents to visit this new store.”

Founded in 1958, Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches and desserts. Rave Restaurant Group owns, franchises and supplies more than 200 Pizza Inn and Pie Five restaurants operating domestically and internationally.

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