Rave Restaurant Group Hires New Director of Franchise Development

by Katie Lee

DallasRave Restaurant Group, Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has hired 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,” says Heinen. “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 started with Rave Restaurant Group on September 19, 2016. He reports directly to Rave’s interim CEO, Clinton Coleman.

Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group owns, operates and franchises more than 300 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn restaurants domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.raverg.com.

SOURCE: RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.

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