August 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // THE COLONY, Texas – Pizza Inn, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZI), an international pizza chain recognized for serving a variety of fresh, popular traditional and specialty pizzas, has appointed Andy Wittman as Culinary Operations Manager. Formally a Field Business Consultant for the company, Wittman brings more than 15 years industry experience to the roll.
"We're extremely excited to have Andy join the culinary team," said Charlie Morrison, President and CEO of Pizza Inn. "Ever since he began working with Pizza Inn over two years ago, his dedication to the brand was obvious and it's a pleasure to see him grow within the company."
Wittman recently served as Pizza Inn's Field Business Consultant with 39 franchised units under his care. Prior to that, he worked as a Customer Service Manager with the company. He also served as District Manager for Double Dave's Pizzaworks and Culinary Lead Manager of Chili's Grill and Bar.
"I am thrilled to be a part of Pizza Inn's 52 year-old iconic brand," Wittman says. "It's been an amazing experience to see this company continue to thrive and I'm looking forward to contributing to its future success."
Wittman is a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College with an Associate of the Arts degree in Professional Cooking and Restaurant Management. In addition, he attends American Culinary Federation of Continuing Education Seminars. He is both Serve Safe and TABC certified.
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 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates five 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.