HOUSTON, Oct. 5, 2012 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI), an international pizza chain recognized for serving a variety of fresh, popular traditional and specialty pizzas, is expanding with its ninth restaurant in Houston, opening tomorrow at 12805 Cullen Blvd.
The restaurant is a franchise location operated by local entrepreneur Brian Iwuh. Earlier this year, Iwuh opened his first Pizza Inn restaurant at 14708 Hiram Clarke Road, and plans to open several additional locations in the coming years.
Iwuh, an experienced operator with multiple retail and restaurant concepts in the Houston area, made the decision to join Pizza Inn thanks in part to fond memories of eating at the chain during his childhood.
"I grew up with Pizza Inn and have so many great, nostalgic memories of eating here with my family," Iwuh said. "We used to go all the time when I was a kid, and now, as an adult, I hope to bring the same great experience to my guests, while continuing to grow the brand in Houston."
With a menu ranging from signature pizzas and sandwiches to zesty wings and Pizzerts®, Cullen Blvd. Pizza Inn features an assortment of affordable dining options. The menu also offers an assortment of flavors from local favorite Hank's Ice Cream.
"As a Houston native, it's important to me that I offer local favorites like Hank's. It's a great product and the perfect treat after pizza," Iwuh said.
Pizza Inn at 12805 Cullen Blvd. is open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday. Carryout, delivery and catering orders can be placed by calling (713) 738-4848.
Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, TX, Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademarks "Pizza Inn" and "Pie Five Pizza Co." Pizza Inn, recognized as one of the top three pizza chains in Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Restaurant Picks, is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a new fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises approximately 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates 11 restaurants. For more information, please visit the company's website (www.pizzainn.com), Facebook fan page (facebook.com/pizzainn), or follow Pizza Inn on Twitter (twitter.com/PizzaInn_Inc).
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