Pizza Patrón Opens Fourth Store in Austin, Texas

posted on September 30th 2015 /

AUSTIN – Sept. 30, 2015 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, announced the opening of its brand new Austin restaurant located at 3909 N. Interstate 35. The store was opened by Pizza Patrón veteran franchisees Cibreo Centro, LLC.

 

In the Delwood Shopping Center, the store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Call-in orders can be placed by dialing 512-467-9191.

 

“We are so excited to keep growing in Austin,” said Joe Skenderian, Pizza Patrón franchisee. “This is a fantastic location in a shopping center anchored by Fiesta, right off of I-35. This center is heavily shopped by our target Hispanic demographic as well as the students living nearby.”

 

This is the 12th store for Skenderian, the fourth in Austin; his other stores are located in Laredo, Dallas and Denton county.

 

“We have spent a lot of time and energy over the past couple years focusing on improving the health of our system,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “Exceptional franchise partners like Joe Skenderian have been very instrumental in helping us develop strategies to improve the unit economics for everyone in our system.”

 

Pizza Patrón makes its signature dough from scratch in every store daily.  The pizza sauce starts with fresh-packed, crushed Roma tomatoes and marinates for at least 24 hours with the company’s secret blend of spices and herbs. Some of the menu items the new store will feature include large pepperoni pizzas for only $5.99 every day, QuesoStix™, Fiesta Wings™, Patrón Dips™ and large specialty pizzas like ‘La Patrona’ (supreme pizza) at $8.99 every day.

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Sets All-Time Sales Records at Nearly Half of its Locations

posted on September 23rd 2015 /

DALLAS — September 23, 2015 – Pizza Patrón reported that from January 1 thru mid-September 2015, 46-percent of its stores set all-time sales records, the best performance in the company’s 29-year history.

 

During the first three quarters of 2015, Pizza Patrón set all-time sales records in 42 out of 92 locations, blowing past the benchmark of 32 stores set for the entire year of 2014.  One unanticipated all-time sales record was set at the original Pizza Patrón restaurant in June after nearly 30 years in business.

 

Same-store comparable sales are up over 5-percent through mid-September, as the company said its bold marketing efforts have played an important role in luring new customers. Aggressive promotional offers targeting historically slow business cycles have yielded positive results.

 

“2015 has been another excellent year for the Pizza Patrón brand,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “Our promotional strategies have helped to create positive sales growth over the past few years giving us clear evidence that new customers are not only trying us, but coming back again and again.”

 

No single factor drove Pizza Patrón sales increase this year, but company officials confirmed that strategic business initiatives made over the past couple of years are paying dividends. A renewed focus on the quality of operations is another major factor driving sales. In January of 2015, the company completely revamped its store inspection program to focus on “getting it right” and “acknowledging positive performance” rather than being punitive to good franchise partners.

 

“Our brand has never been healthier or more relevant than it is today, and our ceiling for growth has never been higher. We continue to attract new customers and create excitement about Pizza Patrón,” said Gamm.

 

Today, the company has 92 restaurants open with additional restaurants currently under construction in multiple Texas markets including Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin.

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Adds 42nd Location to Dallas-Fort Worth Market

posted on September 18th 2015 /

FORT Worth, Texas – Sept. 18, 2015 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, today announced the opening of its newest Fort Worth, Texas restaurant located at 2727 8th Avenue. The store was opened by Pizza Patrón veteran franchisees Bravo Pizzas Houston, LLC, who operate seven Pizza Patrons in Houston. This is their third location in Ft. Worth.

 

“We love this location. It is a densely populated Hispanic neighborhood, and we are excited to serve and become an integral part of this vibrant community,” said Ron Ram, Pizza Patrón franchisee.

 

Located directly across the street from the Fiesta Supermarket, the store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Call-in orders can be placed by dialing 817-920-7808.

 

“We spent the last two years in a deliberate effort to eliminate underperforming units and operators from our system, and it is now paying strong dividends,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “Our focus now is growth, and we are proud to do it with excellent operators like Bravo Pizzas who exemplify everything the brand stands for in their stores every day.”

 

Pizza Patrón makes its signature dough from scratch in every store daily.  The pizza sauce starts with fresh-packed, crushed Roma tomatoes and marinates for at least 24 hours with the company’s secret blend of spices and herbs. Some of the menu items the new store will feature include large pepperoni pizzas for only $3.99 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday, QuesoStix™, Fiesta Wings™, Patrón Dips™ and large specialty pizzas like ‘La Patrona’ (supreme pizza) for only $8.99 every day.

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Presents #PizzaPaTrump

posted on September 16th 2015 /

DALLAS — September 16, 2015 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, launched its new Frijolera™ (bean lovers) pizza today, Mexican Independence Day, with a challenge to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump: “Try our new pizza and show your love for beans.” The company is encouraging fans on social media to help make this happen by using the hashtag #PizzaPaTrump.

 

As a bonus, on September 16 only, customers can purchase a large Frijolera™ pizza for only 50 Mexican Pesos (bills only), tax included, limit 1 per customer. That’s less than three bucks for a large specialty pie that normally retails for $9 or more at Pizza Patrón.

 

“Our new Frijolera™ pizza is our most Mexican pizza to date,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “We hope Mr. Trump takes us up on our offer and shows us that he is a beans lover at heart.”

 

The Frijolera™ is a large pizza that starts with a black bean sauce and is topped with generous amounts of cheese, smoky chorizo sausage, savory ham and crispy bacon. A large Frijolera™ pizza runs $8.99 and is available for a limited time only. Price may vary in different markets.

 

Customers may also substitute the premium Frijolera black bean sauce on any of their favorite pizzas such as the popular La Mexicana pizza for only $1 more.

 

To find the nearest Pizza Patrón location or to view the full menu, visit www.pizzapatron.com

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Founder Opens New Standalone Concept in Original Neighborhood

posted on September 14th 2015 /

DALLAS – Sept. 14, 2015 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, announced the grand opening of its new high-profile standalone model. Located at 10121 Lake June Road in the Pleasant Grove community in Southeast Dallas, it will be the brand’s fifth location in the original neighborhood where it all began nearly 30 years ago.

 

The new 1200 sq. ft. standalone model is owned by company founder Antonio Swad and is part of the brand’s new freestanding retail strategy to raise its profile within the community and boost market share.

 

“We are very excited about this new restaurant model and the potential it represents for the brand,” said Antonio Swad, founder and president of Pizza Patrón. “This new store is strategically positioned directly between two of my other restaurants that are currently operating beyond capacity. My hope is that this location will provide some much-needed relief to the excessive traffic we are seeing at the other stores.”

 

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Customers can call their orders ahead by dialing 972-285-1300 and they can take advantage of the store’s convenient pick-up window.

 

A grand opening celebration will be held on site on Monday, September 14th between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Customers and friends can enjoy music, pizza sampling and other fun activities.

 

“Our focus for the past few years has been on making our business model as healthy as it can be,” said Swad. “Sales, AUVs and unit economics are stronger today than they have ever been. Pizza Patrón is positioned perfectly for successful growth over the next few years.”

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Says Mexican Pesos Good for U.S. Economy

posted on September 9th 2015 /

Company Launching “50 Peso” Pizza Deal on GOP Debate Day

 

DALLAS — September 9, 2015 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, says Mexican Pesos are good for the U.S. economy, despite harsh criticism from pundits and many Americans. For more than 8 years, the brand has accepted Mexican Pesos in bill format at all of its carryout pizza locations.

 

On the day of the highly anticipated second GOP debate, September 16th, the company hopes to cash-in lots of pesos by making its new bean-based FRIJOLERA™ pizza available to every customer for only 50 Mexican Pesos, or around three bucks. The every day price for this pizza is $8.99 or approximately 150 Mexican Pesos. The current exchange rate at Pizza Patrón stores is 18:1, bills only, with change given in U.S. dollars.

 

“With the economy being such a hot issue in the presidential race, our position is that we would much rather have Mexican Pesos coming into the U.S. than U.S. dollars going to Mexico,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president for Pizza Patrón. “Our business creates career opportunities for many and helps young people entering the workforce learn valuable skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. The American dream is alive and well at Pizza Patrón.”

Company officials say that Pizza Patrón currently employs roughly 1,000 people in its 92 locations. Many of the company’s managers have tenure approaching 10 years, own a home, and make a living wage that allows them to provide a comfortable life for their families.

 

“Over the years, Pizza Patrón has accepted tens of millions of Mexican Pesos at our stores,” said Gamm. “These transactions benefit the U.S. economy, and as anyone can see, it just makes good business sense for our American company. Anyone who has some extra Mexican Pesos lying around can exchange them at any Pizza Patrón for a fresh, made-to-order pizza any day of the week.”

 

The new FRIJOLERA™ is a large pizza that starts with a black bean sauce and is topped with generous amounts of cheese, smoky chorizo sausage, savory ham and crispy bacon. A large Frijolera pizza runs $8.99 and is available for a limited time only. Prices may vary. Customers may also substitute the premium FRIJOLERA™ black bean sauce on any of their favorite pizzas such as the popular La Mexicana pizza for only $1 more.

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron

Pizza Patrón Touts ‘50 PESO’ Pizza on Mexican Independence Day

posted on September 2nd 2015 /

Company to offer large “Frijolera” (bean lovers) pizza for only 50 Pesos each on September 16

 

DALLAS — September 2, 2015 – Pizza Patrón announced today that it is launching its new Frijolera™ (bean lovers) pizza on Mexican Independence Day, September 16th. ‘Frijoleros’ and ‘frijoleras’ (bean lovers) taking advantage of the brand’s PIZZA POR PESOS® program on that day can purchase a large Frijolera™ pizza for only 50 Mexican Pesos (bills only), tax included, limit 1 per customer. That’s less than three bucks for a large specialty pie that normally retails for $9 or more at Pizza Patrón.

 

In 2007, the company received death threats over its PIZZA POR PESOS® program which allowed customers to pay for their purchases using Mexican Pesos at all of its U.S. locations. Today, the company continues to accept Mexican Pesos (bills only) as a form of payment at all of its locations, providing change in U.S. dollars.

 

“We are pretty excited about the Frijolera™ pizza and hope lots of customers can find 50 Pesos to bring with them on September 16 to take advantage of the unbelievable discount,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “This pizza is excellent and you will only find a deal like this at Pizza Patrón – it’s what sets us apart from the other chains.”

 

The Frijolera™ is a large pizza that starts with a black bean sauce and is topped with generous amounts of cheese, smoky chorizo sausage, savory ham and crispy bacon. A large Frijolera™ pizza runs $8.99 and is available for a limited time only. Price may vary in different markets.

 

Customers may also substitute the premium Frijolera black bean sauce on any of their favorite pizzas such as the popular La Mexicana pizza for only $1 more.

 

To find the nearest Pizza Patrón location or to view the full menu, visit www.pizzapatron.com

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron