updated 12/9/2010 2:15:21 AM ET 2010-12-09T07:15:21

THE COLONY, Texas, Dec. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Inn (Nasdaq:PZZI) is welcoming the holidays and capping off an aggressive year of growth as the company opened its newest location at 310 E. Round Grove Road in Lewisville, Texas this week.

Pizza Inn opens in Lewisville, Texas.




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The restaurant is the latest of five corporate-owned stores following a design that has led to a wave of reinvestment in the brand with franchisees as well.

"We're excited to show our guests in Lewisville a great restaurant with top notch service and a delicious menu in fresh new surroundings," said Charlie Morrison, President and CEO of Pizza Inn. "This is the Pizza Inn of the future."

The 4,500 square foot space features a full-service menu, a pizza buffet, a salad bar and delivery and carry-out options. Complete with flat-screen televisions, a party room and game room, the restaurant can seat more than 180 guests and is infused with a nod to Lewisville and nearby Coppell residents on the décor that lines the walls.

"We're a hometown concept centered on family fun and great food, and Lewisville is the perfect place to connect with customers," Morrison said. 

The restaurant will be managed by Ray Martin, a veteran of the industry with more than 20 years of experience.

In an effort to further increase national and regional growth of similar stores, Pizza Inn is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees to help grow the company's network of restaurants in the region. As an incentive to potential franchisees, Pizza Inn is offering a program in which new franchisees pay no royalties the first year, 2 percent the second year and 4 percent beginning the third year.

For more information on franchise opportunities with Pizza Inn, please visit www.pizzainn.com or contact Dino Chavez, Director of Franchise Development at (800) 284-3466.

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 five restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com .

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