International Business Exchange (IBEX) successfully brokered the sale of the business Ken’s Pizza in Iowa Park, TX on July 31st, 2014 to undisclosed corporation. IBEX acted as the merger and acquisition advisor to the deal, helping the business owner list, market, wade through buyers, due diligence and a close the deal. Ken’s Pizza was founded in 1961 by school teacher Ken Selby, who ran his business virtually alone and after teaching a full day. His first location was named The Pizza Parlor and located at 3024 East 11th Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is still operating as a Mazzio’s location today. Four years later, in 1965, Selby made pizza his full-time job. He opened a second location, which exceeded the success of his first. Plus, the name changed to Ken's Pizza which solidly branded Selby's popular special recipe sauce and thin crust. By 1975, the links of his two starting stores steadily grew to a strong chain of over 100 company and franchise locations, inside and outside of Oklahoma. In the late 70's. Selby conceived a new business approach. His idea called for more square footage of casual dining space, an expanded menu, thicker pizza served with much more meats and cheeses, sub sandwiches along with a salad bar. That new concept became Mazzio's Pizza. In the early 1980’s, most of the original Ken’s Pizza locations were converted into Mazzio’s restaurants and, within ten years, the Mazzio's chain grew to over 150 locations. Presently, the concept features 166 units in ten states.