Pizza Inn Restaurant Franchisee Opens New Buffet in St. Augustine, Florida

New Restaurant Features Pizza Buffet, Game Room and Special Events Room

Pizza Inn, Inc. known for its great-tasting pizza at affordable prices, today announced the opening of a new buffet in St. Augustine, Florida, owned and operated by Billy Hale, Bridgett Waters and Kevin and Joyce Whitlock, of WMC, Inc. The 4,700 square foot restaurant, with a seating capacity of 145, is positioned in the popular Lewis Point Plaza (near the Food Lion grocery store) located on US Highway 1 South.

Customers will be able to enjoy buffet style dining, a special events room for functions and a game room equipped with the hottest video games. The new St. Augustine Pizza Inn restaurant is designed to provide diners with a wide variety of fresh made pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts, all served in a friendly and fun environment.

"Pizza Inn is excited to be opening a new restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, that will provide customers with our fresh updated design while serving the same great pizza that millions of customers have come to know over the years," said Tim Taft, President and CEO of Pizza Inn. "We are proud that the St. Augustine ownership team has joined the Pizza Inn family. We were impressed with their passion and commitment to the community they will serve."

"We are glad to be a part of the community, operating as a family-owned and privately held business", said co-owner Billy Hale. "We invite everyone to come out and rediscover the Pizza Inn they use to know."

The new Pizza Inn has been designed with family and fun in mind. It features a lunch and dinner buffet, warm colors and soft lighting. The interior will encourage customers to relax and linger. If customers don't have time to dine they can take advantage of Pizza Inn's to-go services.

"We offer our adult buffet at $5.79, the senior buffet at $4.79, and the kids buffet for ages 3-10 at $2.99, making us an affordable dining option for families in the area," said co-owner Kevin Whitlock.

Pizza Inn, Inc. ( ) is headquartered in The Colony, Texas, along with its distribution division, Norco Restaurant Services Company. Pizza Inn franchises approximately 363 restaurants and owns three restaurants with annual domestic and international chain-wide sales of approximately $150 million.

   Danny Meisenheimer
   Vice President of Brand Management
   Pizza Inn, Inc.
   [email protected]

SOURCE: Pizza Inn, Inc.

CONTACT: Danny Meisenheimer, Vice President of Brand Management of Pizza
Inn, Inc., +1-469-384-5000, or [email protected]