William “Ray” Lackey Sr. introduced Village Inn Pizza to North Carolina in 1967 when he opened his first of 12 locations right off of I-77 in Statesville. Ray always credited the success of the family operated pizza chain to our famous homemade sauce, dough, and traditional thin crust. In over 50 years, Village Inn has never deviated from the original recipes. Our dough and sauce are made in-house daily and we believe this is the foundation of any good pizza. It’s not the easiest way, or the big-chain approach, but it’s the best! Additional popular menu items include spaghetti, sandwiches, home-made soup selections, chicken wings and our 40 plus item salad bar. Village Inn also offers our all-you-can-eat pizza buffet featuring a wide selection of fresh hot pizza, salad, soup, pasta with home-made meat sauce and dessert pizza.
**Ray Lackey Sr’s children pictured – Billy Lackey and Rebecca Hite**