Pizza Inn Opens in Benton, AR
DALLAS, April 27, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Pizza Inn, America's Hometown Pizza Buffet, and Franchisee Scott Brake announced the opening of Pizza Inn at 20770 Interstate 30, Suite 250, near the intersection of Alcoa Road and Arkansas Highway 5. The buffet-style restaurant features signature pizzas, traditional pastas, and unique desserts for dine-in, delivery, carryout, and catering. Customers can also enjoy a robust all-you-can-eat fresh salad bar, with a plentiful array of house-cut ingredients, popular toppings, and six different dressings, including house-made ranch. Employing about sixty Benton residents, the restaurant and its full buffet will be open every day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
According to the CEO of Pizza Inn's parent company, RAVE Restaurant Group, Brandon Solano, "Pizza Inn has remained a hometown favorite in markets across the Southern United States for 65 years. Customers love our pizzas with house-made dough we make fresh at every store, every day, 100% whole milk mozzarella shredded in house, and the opportunity to top them with a variety of freshly cut toppings. The fact is, many people fondly remember Pizza Inn as an impactful part of their childhood. That's why we're bringing our updated look and beloved business model to markets that were previously part of our geographic footprint, like the Little Rock area. We believe we can recapture fans and leverage our 'latent brand equity' in these communities."
The introduction of a full-service Pizza Inn buffet in Benton further illustrates the company's proactive strategy to reclaim a leadership position within the restaurant industry. During the past two years, the brand has introduced a new prototype and imagery, announced positive net growth of buffets, reported consistent sales increases, and garnered the attention of franchisees around the world.
Adds Solano, "This is the second new Pizza Inn buffet to open in as many weeks. Our healthy pipeline of new stores indicates our strategy is working. We've always focused on really good food, value, and convenience. However, I believe the warmth, authenticity, and emotional appeal of our Pizza Inn brand is what our customers most appreciate. Our restaurants have been called 'America's Hometown Pizza' for more than sixty years because we provide an amazing, family-focused pizza experience that makes us the place for people of all ages to meet, relax, and celebrate."
The Benton Pizza Inn spans 2,780 square feet and can seat 119 guests. It will offer its specialty pizzas including Chicken Fajita, Loaded Baked Potato, Buffalo Chicken, and Taco pizza, as well as one-of-a-kind desserts, called "Pizzerts", and video games.
Regular specials include a Monday Night Seniors Buffet and Tuesday Night Kids Buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet. All customers are invited to join Pizza Inn's Loyalty Punch Card Program to earn a free buffet.
Original Source: Benton, Arkansas, is Home of New Pizza Inn Buffet