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Our History

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.

Throughout its 50-year history, Pizza Inn has prided itself on freshness and innovation, introducing the Taco Pizza in 1979, the first dessert “pizzert” pizza in 1986 and the chain’s hallmark bacon cheeseburger pizza by the 1990s.

In 1994, Pizza Inn was named the #1 Pizza Chain in the U.S. by Restaurants and Institutions magazines annual “America's Choice in Chains” consumer poll.

And today, Pizza Inn, headquartered in the Dallas area, operates more than 310 restaurants domestically and internationally, with several new stores scheduled to open in the next year.

It’s been a privilege serving loyal guests for more than three generations. Come, and start your own family tradition with us today!

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