Pizza Inn Opens First Restaurant in Bangladesh

Texas-based pizza chain continues aggressive expansion into the Middle East; Opens first full-service buffet in capital city of Dhaka

December 15, 2009 // Franchising.com // The Colony, Texas - Pizza Inn, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI), an international pizza restaurant chain with more than 300 restaurants in 11 countries, announces the opening of its first location in the capital city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

For over 50 years, Pizza Inn has provided consumers with a variety of specialty and traditional handcrafted pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts in a dine-in buffet format with delivery and carryout. The company popularized a unique thin crackery crust that is made from scratch everyday and has since become the signature product offering. Over the years the menu has expanded, but the company's commitment to the highest quality ingredients, the friendliest service and affordable pricing have remained unchanged.

"We're excited about our expansion into Bangladesh as well as the entire Asia and Middle East region," said Charlie Morrison, CEO of Pizza Inn, Inc. "It is a pleasure to provide our freshly made pizzas, pastas and other popular menu items to the local residents at affordable prices in one of the largest restaurants in our system."

To further develop the Bangladesh region, Pizza Inn has entered into a Master Licensee agreement with S.A.K. Edramuzzaman of Mohammed Food & Allieds Private Limited.

"It is with immense pleasure that we have opened the first Pizza Inn in Bangladesh and our opening was greeted with great coverage from the television and print media," said Humayun Hyder, Project Manager for the Master Licensee. "The opening was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh and attended by many of the country's elite and prominent businessmen."

"With the addition of our first location in Bangladesh, we have successfully opened six restaurants internationally since our fiscal year began in July 2009," said Madison Jobe, VP of Development for Pizza Inn, Inc. "We are excited to continue our aggressive growth internationally and anticipate tremendous success in Bangladesh."

About Pizza Inn

Headquartered in 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 310 restaurants and directly owns and operates three restaurants.

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