Home Run Inn Pizza’s Joe Perrino dies—saw city as ‘pizza capital of the world’ and liked market it to African Americans at 109th & Western Ave.
Joe Perrino pictured in a Home Run Inn promotional video.
Home Run Inn Pizza CEO Joe Perrino, who helped turn his family’s legendary Little Village pizzeria into a national frozen pizza empire, died unexpectedly on Thursday at age 64, according to the company.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of our leader and CEO, Joe Perrino,” the company said in a statement released Friday afternoon. “Joe’s legacy will be remembered not only for the beautiful business he built but for the foundation that lies beneath it. Joe was both a leader and the family patriarch, who over the years, inspired and touched numerous lives. He will be greatly missed.”