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Pizza Inn


Pizza Inn Inc. is a hometown pizza restaurant franchise focused on serving made-from-scratch pizzas to generations of families who like their service and hospitality served with big smiles and even bigger hearts. In 1958, two Texas brothers opened the first Pizza Inn across from the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, TX. As word spread of the restaurant's exceptional pizza and friendly service, so did Pizza Inn locations. From 1960--1990, taste buds across the southeastern and southwestern U.S. were able to experience first--hand the made--from--scratch crispy, crackery Original Thin crust, and tangy signature sauce that are still hallmarks of the Pizza Inn brand today. A Dallas, Texas-based Company, Pizza Inn, through its franchisees, licensees and corporate restaurant, operates nearly 340 restaurants in domestic and international locations.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$80,000 - $764,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Since pizza was first brought to the United States after WWII, it has been eagerly adopted as an American classic! Its popularity with kids and adults worldwide has made pizza one of the biggest food service segments.

Now is your chance to be a part of this growing industry! Pizza Inn, Inc. franchises over 400 Pizza Inn restaurants in the South and Southeast U.S., and additionally throughout the world. At the Pizza Inn franchise we offer three different restaurant concepts to fit your individual goals, location and financial strategy. We proudly support those choices with top quality products, training and operating support!

Buffet Restaurant

The Pizza Inn Buffet restaurant provides a family-style atmosphere with our full selection of pizzas, pasta, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and beverages. Generally, the business operates with a pretty evenly divided mix of dine-in, carryout and delivery. In addition, we offer both a lunch and dinner buffet, often on a daily basis. Convenient delivery/carryout service is a very important component of this concept and targets the broad consumer base preferring "Pizza At Home". A typical Buffet unit ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, with seating capacities of 120 to 185 people or more. Although this restaurant is typically constructed as a freestanding building, it can also be located in retail strip centers.

Delivery/Carryout The Pizza Inn delivery/carryout concept is ideal for your customers on the go. These units are focused on the unprecedented delivery demands of today's consumer, complimented with convenient take-out counter service. The Delco offers a full menu of pizzas, pasta, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and beverages. Square footage for these units typically range from 900 to 1,200 square feet. They are usually located in retail strip centers adjacent to sufficiently populated areas to ensure a strong delivery base. Good visibility and high traffic counts are important elements of a successful Delco.

Express Serve Flexible in both size and locale, this "mini" version of the Pizza Inn franchise operation is ideal for numerous "on the go" sites. This concept offers the customer a limited menu centered on Pizza Inn's pizzas along with several appetizers, all made with the same quality ingredients found throughout our chain. Advantages include a low initial investment, minimal space (only 200-400 sq. ft.) and a simplified menu for lower operating and labor cost. This non-traditional restaurant is great for convenience stores, airports, hotels, travel plazas, college dining halls and other high-traffic locations.

With all four of our restaurant concepts, you will receive the following services from Pizza Inn Corporate Office:

Training/ Marketing: •24-day management development program provided at our training facility, Dough University, in Dallas, TX for Buffet and Delco, 4-day training on-site for Express locations. •Ongoing business consulting services. •Effective point-of-purchase materials designed to increase customer awareness and frequency. •Print, TV and Radio advertising materials continuously provided to maximize sales building efforts.

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