Rave Restaurant Group Names Vice President of Real Estate

by Katie Lee

Dallas — Rave Restaurant Group, the parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Co., has hired Judy Messenger as its new vice president of real estate.

“We’re proud to have some of the best minds in the industry at Rave, and Judy is a wonderful addition to our team,” says Scott Crane, CEO of Rave Restaurant Group. “With her impressive background, we are confident that she will be an integral part of the growth and expansion of Rave.”  

Messenger brings 25 years of real estate experience to the role, previously serving as the director of real estate at top restaurant chains like Noodles & Co. and Smashburger. With Messenger’s proven track record of securing nearly 20 deals per year, Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn are well positioned to continue to expand their national footprints. 

“I’m thrilled to join Rave Restaurant Group at this exciting time of growth and development,” says Messenger. “In this new role, I look forward to working closely with the operations, franchise development, and restaurant development teams to drive the continued success of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn.”

Messenger entered her role at Rave Restaurant Group on February 13, 2017. She reports directly to Crane.

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

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