THE COLONY, Texas, March 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As college basketball gears up to crown a national champion, Pizza Inn (Nasdaq:PZZI) is joining in on the fun with an online college bracket challenge exclusively for their fans!

Pizza Inn has announced it will award free pizza for a year to one lucky winner in its first-ever PICK'EM CHALLENGE at www.pizzainn.com .

Fans can register now and begin picking their brackets after the teams are announced on March 13. Fans enter online and fill out their favorite teams in this year's NCAA basketball tournament for a chance to win free pizza and prizes. Contestants will have until March 17 th to finalize their brackets, which means time is of the essence! Winners of each game will determine those who advance until the final winner is crowned.

"College basketball and pizza are the perfect pair and who wouldn't love free pizza for a year?" said Kendra Shier, Vice President of Marketing. "This was a way to give our devoted Pizza Inn fans a chance to win big!"

The Pizza Inn PICK'EM CHALLENGE will award one first prize of free pizza for a year. Second, third, fourth and fifth prizes will each receive a $100 Pizza Inn gift card. And all five winners will also receive a mini basketball, mini hoop and a Pizza Inn logoed backpack.

Rules for the PICK'EM CHALLENGE are available online at www.pizzainn.com . Fans can pick their brackets from 9 p.m. on March 13 through noon on March 17.

About Pizza Inn

Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, TX, Pizza Inn, Inc., is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises approximately 310 restaurants and directly owns and operates five restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com .

Pizza Inn is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees to help grow the company's network of restaurants in the region. More information on franchise opportunities with Pizza Inn is available at www.pizzainn.com or by contacting Dino Chavez, Director of Franchise Development, at (800) 284-3466.

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