Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. Announces Two Executive Officers
*Flynn Dekker as Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Inn and Pie Five
*Chris Smith as V.P. of Operations for Pie Five
THE COLONY, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PZZI) today announced the appointments of Flynn Dekker as Chief
Marketing Officer for Pizza Inn, Inc. and Pie Five Pizza Co., and Chris Smith
as Vice President of Operations for Pie Five.
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"These are incredible individuals with impressive restaurant backgrounds at
the highest levels for well-known chains," said Randy Gier, CEO of Pizza Inn
Holdings. "They join us at a monumental time for our company and will be great
assets to our growing executive team as we champion our expanding business in
the year ahead."
As Chief Marketing Officer, Dekker, who has been consulting with the company
since February of 2012, will continue to oversee marketing, public relations
and communications for more than 300 domestic and international locations. He
previously owned and operated his own restaurant near downtown Dallas, TX.
Prior to that, he served as chief marketing officer for Brazilian steakhouse
chain Fogo de Chão. Before that, he was the senior vice president of marketing
for Metromedia Restaurant Group, with more than 700 restaurants, and six
brands. He has also held key marketing positions with FedEx Kinkos, EMI Music
Distribution and Blockbuster.
As Vice President of Operations, Smith will lead the performance and expansion
of the Pie Five concept which was named Hot Concept of the Year in 2012 by
Nation's Restaurant News. Smith started his restaurant career with Chipotle
Mexican Grill as director of operations, spearheading the chain's operations
as it grew outside of Denver and into national prominence to define the
fast-casual industry.Most recently, he served as regional director of the
Southern U.S. for Smashburger, overseeing some 100 corporate and franchise
locations. Prior to that he held senior management positions for the Mission
Burrito chain and Star Concessions.
About Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc.:
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 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 12 restaurants.
For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com.
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The Pie Five Pizza Co. logo is available at
CONTACT: Monica Feid
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