Chicago icon Home Run Inn Pizza names a new CEO

Photograph courtesy of Home Run Inn

Home Run Inn Pizza, a 95-year mainstay of Chicago’s pizza scene, has promoted restaurant division President Dan Costello to corporate CEO, with the additional duty of overseeing the brand’s frozen-pizza operation.

He fills the vacancies left by the July death of Joe Perrino, a relation to the family that started Home Run in 1923. Costello, Perrino’s nephew, will retain his duties as president of Home Run Inn’s nine restaurants, the company said.

“Appointing Dan to CEO was an easy decision for us,” said Gina Bolger, SVP of branding for Home Run. She is also a member of the company’s board of directors and the daughter of Perrino. “We have the utmost confidence that he will maintain the legacy that my father Joe created.”

Two of her siblings are also part of Home Run’s management team.

Costello has worked in a variety of positions within Home Run, starting at age 13 as a part-time busboy. He has also worked as a sausage grinder, restaurant manager and director of restaurant operations.


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