updated 9/28/2010 10:16:46 AM ET 2010-09-28T14:16:46

LEBANON, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Inn's (Nasdaq:PZZI) popular traditional and specialty pizzas are now available in Lebanon for takeout or delivery through an agreement with Flash Market Convenience stores.

The newest Pizza Inn delivery/carryout location opened at 1051 Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon and is part of a franchise agreement that will place similar Pizza Inn locations in select Flash Market stores throughout Arkansas and Tennessee.

Flash Market stores are owned by the Patterson family, who also feature Subway, Quiznos, Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen franchises in their convenience stores and travel plazas.

"We wanted to upgrade our existing pizza programs to include a quality brand name with a menu that offers a fresh made dough product," said Shane Patterson, whose family members are lifelong residents of Marion, AR. "After reviewing several brands, Pizza Inn was an easy choice. And the Pizzerts have become a family favorite."

Patterson said the company plans to open up additional Pizza Inn locations in coming months.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to introduce Pizza Inn to new customers," said Charlie Morrison, CEO of Pizza Inn. "The Patterson Family has a long history of success with high profile franchise brands and we are excited that Pizza Inn will now be able to play a part in the success."

The Lebanon Pizza Inn, at 1051 Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Carryout orders can be placed by calling 615-444-6828.

About Pizza Inn

Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, TX, Pizza Inn, Inc., 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 (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises approximately 315 restaurants and directly owns and operates four restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com .

Pizza Inn is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees to help grow the company's network of restaurants in the region. More information on franchise opportunities with Pizza Inn is available at www.pizzainn.com or by contacting Dino Chavez, Director of Franchise Development, at (800) 284-3466.

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