April 28, 2010 // Franchising.com // The Colony, Texas -- PIZZA INN, INC. (NASDAQ:PZZI) today announced the promotion of Madison Jobe to the position of Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Madison previously served as the company's Vice President of Development since 2009. In his expanded role, he will be responsible for leading the chains corporate operations, field franchise operations support, construction, as well as continue to oversee new franchise development. In addition to his strong background in franchise development, Madison adds a depth of operations and new store development from his experiences with Whataburger, Red Robin and Shakey's Pizza.
The chain also announced today the hiring of Dino Chavez to the position of Director of Franchise Development, reporting directly to Madison Jobe.
Mr. Chavez is an experienced franchise development executive with over 25 years of progressive franchise operations and development experience with large restaurant chains including Sbarro's, Fuddruckers, Chuck E Cheese Pizza, and MooYah Burgers.
Charlie Morrison, President and CEO, commented, "The Pizza Inn brand has benefitted significantly from the addition of Madison in 2009. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee franchise development, but will play an important role in the continued development of our operations, training and constructions team as we continue to accelerate our growth. Dino Chavez adds a great compliment to Madison's team and will leverage the path that Madison has paved that have led to the successful opening of many new franchise buffet restaurants in the US and around the world over the past year."
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.