Home Run Inn, Chicago’s very own thin crust pizza – ranking among the top 10 frozen pizza brands – is now available at retailers nationwide. This major milestone comes as the family-owned business celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Home Run Inn premium frozen pizzas come in classic and ultra-thin crusts topped with sausage, cheese, pepperoni and veggie lover varieties and can now be purchased at supermarket chains nationwide including Albertson’s, Kroger, Walmart, Publix, Meijer, Target and many more. Home Run Inn pizzas are made-from-scratch using fresh, high-quality, all-natural ingredients. Its distinguishably delicious dough is handcrafted in-house and made from clean ingredients you can pronounce – including wheat flour, water, corn oil, yeast and salt – without additives, GMOs or chemicals.
“When my great grandparents started Home Run Inn 75 years ago, I am sure they hardly imagined it would ever be available nationwide,” Gina (Perrino) Bolger, Senior Vice President and fourth-generation family member of Home Run Inn. “From the beginning, our goal has been to provide a high-quality product that celebrates our traditions and heritage that is a true labor of love. We’re so proud to be able to share what we do best with families throughout the U.S.”
Frozen pizza ranks consistently among America’s favorite frozen meals, offering convenience and cost-efficiency to families and pizza connoisseurs alike. Home Run Inn adds a variety of premium products to the category, providing consumers with an exceptional and unique option. Par-baked and flash frozen for optimal freshness, Home Run Inn’s frozen pizzas offer a pizzeria quality pizza without leaving the comforts of home or traveling in a cardboard box.
“We are excited to introduce Chicago’s long-loved thin-crust style to those outside of our region and know it will quickly become a favorite for even the most highbrow pizza aficionados,” continues Bolger.
In 1923, the original Home Run Inn location opened as a small tavern on Chicago’s South Side. Founded by Mary and Vincent Grittani, the tavern received its name one fateful day when a home run baseball from the neighborhood park smashed through one of the tavern’s windows. In 1947, after that baseball made history, Mary and her son-in-law, Nick Perrino, crafted its iconic Chicago pizza recipe. Today, Home Run Inn operates nine pizzerias throughout the Chicagoland area, with its frozen pizzas sold nationwide.