The team at Claire's Pizza Kitchen loves everything about pizza. We love making it, eating it with family and friends, and meeting new people who share our passion for this great food. 




Claire Bucknell is the Founder and CEO of Claire's Pizza Kitchen, which was founded to expand on the success of the Texas Royal Pizza location that Claire helped launch in 2018. Prior to this, she worked extensively as a successful manager and trainer in retail and food service in the UK. Claire also has deep experience in sales and marketing from her time at a global media company and spent another seven successful years in property development and renovation.


Claire's skills in people management, retail training, and retail operations are at the heart of both Claire’s Pizza Kitchen and the rollout of franchise operations to new sites across America.


2023 – Present (TX, USA): Claire’s Pizza Kitchen LLC, CEO & Founder

2018 – Present (TX, USA): Texas Royal Pizza LLC, Co-Owner

2016 – 2018 (UK): Sainsburys, Trainer

2008 – 2015 (UK): Self-Employed Property Developer

2005 – 2008 (UK): Virgin Media, Sales & Marketing Assistant

2002 – 2005 (UK): Morrisons, Department Manager

2000 – 2002 (UK): Little Chef, Manager

1998 – 2000 (UK): Sainsburys, Training Supervisor



1999:   Advanced GVNQ in Art & Design

1997:    General Vocational National Qualification (GVNQ) in Art & Design

1995:   General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)


Cleburne Chamber of Commerce (2021 - Present)
Pizza Industry Council (National Restaurant Association)
Historic Downtown Cleburne Association (2022 - Present)



To learn more about Claire's Pizza Kitchen or discuss the opportunity of opening a franchise in your area, please get in touch. We'd love to talk more about our passion for great pizza.



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