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RAVE Promotes Bafundo to President

Bob Bafundo was promoted to president of RAVE Restaurant Group, the parent company for Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Co. Bafundo joined RAVE in 2016 a president of Pizza Inn.

In his new role, Bafundo will oversee day-to-day operations for all RAVE brands. During his tenure, he helped introduce a new nontraditional brand, PIE, as a complement to the brand refresh and expansion of Pizza Inn, per a release announcing Bafundo’s promotion.

“Bob positioned the brand for new growth through system wide remodels, adding new franchise partners and revitalizing the current franchise system. He has also worked closely with our franchise partners to strengthen franchise relations,” said Scott Crane, CEO for RAVE. “Operationally, he spearheaded new programs such as online ordering point of sale roll-out, catering, all-day buffet, and a rewards program that have all been game-changers for our legacy brand.”