Pizza Inn continues to expand –

DALLAS, December 14, 2021

DALLAS, December 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pizzeria hostel, the American pizzeria, today announced that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with the company’s franchise consultant, Dion Firooznia. Operating as the D2 Restaurant Group, Firooznia and her team plan to open six buffet restaurants in Tennessee and North Carolina with the first opening planned in Elizabethton, Tennessee., by the end of calendar year 2021.

“Once I discovered the concept and value of the Pizza Inn brand, I wanted to be a part of what’s going on here,” Firooznia said. “I’ve always wanted to be a franchisee and I’m confident in my ability to find and train good leaders to run restaurants. The leadership is leading this company in the right direction and I am excited about the innovation and the high quality of the products. . “

Firooznia began his career as an hourly employee at Carl’s Jr. Restaurants as a teenager. He rose through the ranks at CKE Restaurants and moved to Hardee’s Food System before opening his own restaurant concept in Germany. Firooznia was instrumental in the turnaround of Bojangles restaurants, was responsible for 110 company-owned stores and opened 79 restaurants during his 15-year tenure. He was an operating partner of 14 Qdoba Mexican Eats Restaurants in North Carolina before joining Pizza Inn in 2020.

“Dion has immersed himself in the Pizza Inn brand over the past year and has helped franchisees grow their businesses and improve standards,” said Mike burns, director of operations for the Rave Restaurant group. “His proven track record in management and his experience in re-launching restaurants makes Dion the ideal leader in reestablishing Pizza Inn’s roots in North Carolina and Tennessee. We are confident that Dion will set the standard for operating high volume buffet restaurants in at least six locations in different markets. “

Pizza Inn continues to offer very attractive incentives to new and existing franchisees to open new units.

Firooznia will open its first Pizza Inn in Tennessee, followed by a second location in North Carolina in the spring of 2022.

“Everywhere we go right now in Elizabethton, we feel the love and the residents tell us how excited they are that Pizza Inn is returning, ”added Firooznia. “The value of our pizza buffet is unmatched: 12 to 15 fresh pizzas, an excellent salad bar, delicious bar pasta and desserts at an affordable price.”

Pizza Inn is known nationwide for its exceptional, high-quality, homemade pizza dough, fresh ingredients, all-day buffet, and exceptional service. The brand’s original pizzas create distinctly unforgettable flavor combinations with homemade pizza dough which, unlike its competitors, is made from scratch every morning in every store and is never frozen or factory made.

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About Pizza Inn
Founded in 1958, Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain offering traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches and desserts. Pizza Inn is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE) based in Dallas. For more information, please visit

About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
DallasRAVE restaurant group based [NASDAQ: RAVE] franchises and / or licenses for Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants and Pizza Inn Express kiosks nationally and internationally. Pizza Inn is an international chain offering freshly made pizzas, as well as salads, pastas and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the casual and rapidly growing pizza industry. Pizza Inn Express, or PIE, is developing unique opportunities to deliver freshly made pizzas from non-traditional outlets. The Company’s common shares are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “RAVE”. For more information, please visit

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