Pizza Inn to open 44 new shops in Saudi Arabia
June 7, 2010
by Bryan Salvage
THE COLONY, TEXAS – Pizza Inn Inc., an international pizza restaurant chain which operates more than 300 restaurants in 12 countries, has made a new development agreement for 44 new locations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years.
Pizza Inn has signed a new development agreement with master licensee, United Food Company, a subsidiary of Abdullah Abunayyan Group, in continuing the brand's expansion throughout the Middle East. The agreement calls for developing 44 more locations throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will bring the total number of Pizza Inn locations in the Middle East to more than 100.
"We're excited about our continued growth throughout the Middle East and North Africa in our partnership with United Food Company," said Charlie Morrison, chief executive officer of Pizza Inn Inc. "It is a testament to the success of our freshly made pizzas, pastas, salads and more that are a favorite of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
"United Food Company is proud to be Pizza Inn's partner for over 19 years," said Khushru Mistry, chief executive officer of United Food Company, which recently received Pizza Inn's Legacy Award recognizing his commitment and contributions to the company's advancement. "We think the product and the brand are exceptional and we're looking forward to the continued successful growth of the concept not only within the Kingdom, but throughout the M.E.N.A. [Middle East and North Africa] region."
United Food Company also controls the master licensee rights for Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and M.E.N.A.