The opening of Pizza Inn, 2327 N. Grand, has been delayed by the city’s inspection of the restaurant, manager Nick Jrab said.
Jrab said everything in the restaurant is ready for business, but it needs an occupancy license to officially open the doors.
“We were supposed to open (Tuesday), but we had a problem with the city,” Jrab said.
He said the restaurant should be open today, but he still is not 100 percent sure.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
“To be a new building, the city has to come inspect the building, for the city and for the customer,” Jrab said.
Jrab’s family also manages the Pizza Inn in Ponca City, he said. Jrab’s cousin, Tony Nemer, owns the restaurant, and his brother, Mujahed Nemer, said he will be managing the Enid-based restaurant with Jrab for the first few weeks.
Jrab said there are 25 employees who work in the restaurant, managing the salad bar, buffet and pizza ovens.
He said hiring more employees will depend on how well the business does.
“I’ve been with Pizza Inn for eight years. I’ve worked in Miami, Okla., Joplin, Mo., Dallas, Texas, and some in Oklahoma City,” Jrab said.
As the full-time manager in Enid, he said he not sure what to expect, because he is new to the area.
“I’m not from here, I don’t know if Enid people like pizza or not,” he said while laughing. “I heard they do, but I don’t know.”
Jrab said he thinks the restaurant will be busy.
The restaurant will do deliveries and carry outs, and has seats for people to dine inside, according to thepizzainn.com.
The Pizza Inn franchise, which originated in Dallas, has opened more than 250 locations, according to the company website.
Story by: Enid News & Eagle
Written by: Bryce McElhaney