Pizza Inn Awards Greg Clairday ‘Difference Maker’ Award

Jonesboro, Arkansas Businessman Honored at Pizza Inn’s Franchise Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia

THE COLONY, Texas, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PIZZA INN INC. Pizza Inn has recognized Greg Clairday of Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the recipient of the chain’s “Difference Maker” award, presented at Pizza Inn’s National Franchise Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia. The award is given annually to the Pizza Inn franchisee with an outstanding record of providing an exceptional customer experience, as well as someone who has made significant contributions to other franchisees in the Pizza Inn family.

“This year, Greg was an easy choice for us as he fits those criteria to a tee,” stated Tim Taft, President and CEO of Pizza Inn, Inc. “Greg is always first to give of his time and energy to the Pizza Inn system, and is a constant source of calm and expertise for the system to tap into. We’re proud of him and I know his family is too.”

Clairday began his career with Pizza Inn while still in his teens, helping his father, Pizza Inn franchisee Bobby Clairday, with the family’s Jonesboro restaurant. Starting as a cook, the younger Clairday grew with the company, eventually moving into management following his graduation from Arkansas State University in 1983. In 1998, he became an Area Developer for the Arkansas region, providing store-level supervision and consultation. He currently serves as Vice President of Clairday Foods, a family-owned business based out of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and serves on Pizza Inn’s national advertising board of directors (PIAP).

“It’s quite an honor to receive this award, even more so when you consider the caliber of my fellow Pizza Inn franchisees,” said Clairday. “Being recognized for what you do by the people and brand you work with is a great feeling”.

Pizza Inn, Inc. ( is headquartered in The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn franchises approximately 346 restaurants and owns two restaurants with annual domestic and international chain-wide sales of approximately $150 million.

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