Our History

Tavern Inside

Mary and Vincent Grittani Open the Original Tavern on South Side of Chicago

Nick and Laura on wedding day

Laura Grittani and Nick Perrino get Married

From a South Side Tavern to Home Run Inn Pizza

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After returning from war, Nick Perrino goes into business with his mother-in-law Mary – together they create the pizza recipe as we know it today. The duo serve pizza as a snack for customers while they enjoy a cold brew. When a home run from a nearby baseball game is hit through the tavern’s window, they decide to rename the tavern Home Run Inn.

A Pioneer in Frozen Pizza

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After a long-time Wisconsin customer requested par-baked pizzas to bring home to his ice box, Home Run Inn began to freeze par-baked pizzas and sell them to local grocery stores.

The Second Pizzeria Opens in Darien, IL

Home Run Inn Opens it’s First USDA Plant Behind the Original Restaurant

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As the popularity of frozen pizza begins to take off, Home Run Inn invests in its first USDA Plant.

The Second USDA Plant Opens in Woodridge, IL

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The USDA plant is 60,000 square feet and runs two lines of frozen pizza to keep up with the growing demand.

A Partnership with Power Play Distributors

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Home Run Inn partners with Power Play Distributors to start direct store delivery throughout Midwest.

Home Run Inn Opens Six More Restaurants

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The Chicagoland area locations include: Hillside, Melrose Park, Bolingbrook, Berwyn, Garfield Ridge, and Beverly.

Home Run Inn Opens the First Airport Location Inside Chicago’s Midway Airport

Joe Perrino, CEO Passes Away

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He left a legacy that will live on for generations to come.

Home Run Inn Re-Opens it’s Original Location

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After 3 years of renovations, Home Run Inn re-opens the original 1920’s tavern.

The Ninth Pizzeria Opens in the Bronzeville Neighborhood

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The first Home Run Inn restaurant to include a self pour beer and wine wall is opened.

A Partnership with the
Chicago Cubs

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Home Run Inn opens 2 branded locations in the Wrigley Field ballpark.

Fourth Generation Family Members Continue the Legacy

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Together they are passionate on continuing to build their family legacy using the same values their great-grandparents instilled in them and giving back to the communities they serve.

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