Heinen will drive continued expansion for both Pie Five Pizza Co and Pizza Inn
Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., the parent company of fast casual trailblazer Pie Five Pizza Co and international pizza chain Pizza Inn, officially announces the hire of Brett Heinen as the new Director of Franchise Development. In this role, Heinen will be tasked with maintaining a robust development pipeline for both Pie Five and Pizza Inn as the brands look to expand in new and existing markets across the country.
Heinen joins Rave with extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries. During his tenure as Director of Franchise Sales at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Heinen led the sale of more than 250 units throughout the country.
“It’s an exciting time to join Rave Restaurant Group! With some of the most brilliant minds in the industry working behind the scenes, Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn are both positioned for continued growth in the coming years,” said Brett Heinen, new Director of Franchise Development at Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. “My unique experience working with aggressive growth concepts and brand development has given me the right tools to take the Rave portfolio to the next level.”
Most recently, Heinen served as a founding partner and Vice President of Development for the Golden Chick area developer in the Houston region. In that role, he and his partners successfully introduced the brand to the crowded Houston/Beaumont DMA in just 12 months by opening the brand’s first company-owned store and franchised unit.
Heinen’s first day with Rave Restaurant Group was on September 19. He reports directly to Rave’s Interim CEO, Clinton Coleman.
Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE] owns, operates and franchises more than 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space offering made-to-order pizzas ready in under five minutes. Pizza Inn is an international chain featuring freshly made pizzas, along with salads, pastas, and desserts. The Company’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “RAVE”. For more information, please visit www.raverg.com.