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When the winning run from a neighborhood baseball game shattered the front window of their newly purchased tavern, Mary and Vincent Grittani decided to name their establishment Home Run Inn. That was 1923. From then, until the late 1940s, their business remained a small neighborhood bar where Vincent served the drinks while Mary prepared the noon meals.

In 1942, a fellow named Nick Perrino married Loretta Grittani. Like the rest of the thousands of World War II soldiers, returning to civilian life, Nick was searching for a way to support his family. So in 1947, Nick formed a partnership with his mother-in-law Mary Grittani, and together they developed the recipe for Home Run Inn pizza as we know it today.

In response to the growing demand for the great taste of Home Run Inn pizzas the family introduced frozen pizza to the Chicagoland area in the late 1950s. Over the decades expansion continued as the family opened new Home Run Inn restaurants and carry out locations. Then, in 1987, Home Run Inn built its 1st USDA manufacturing facility to keep up with the ever-increasing demand of its legendary pizza, while staying true to the original family pizza recipe.







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