Pizza Patrón Serves Up Franchising After Three Year Shutdown

posted on January 29th 2016 /

DALLAS – Jan. 29, 2016 – Coming off its best year in company history, Pizza Patrón today announced that on Monday, February 1, it is re-launching its franchise program after having shuttered it in 2013.

 

Despite shelving its franchise program and closing approximately 30 percent of its units over the past three years, Pizza Patrón was able to achieve positive same store sales and increase overall system-wide sales during this period.

 

“Over the past three years, our aim has been to create a strong company culture focused on adherence to a tried, true and proven system,” said Victor Vazquez, vice president of Business Development for Pizza Patrón, Inc. “Our company has never been healthier and our entire system is completely on board with getting it right at our stores.”

 

Vazquez says the company provides franchisees with turnkey development, including assistance in site selection, tenant representation, architectural plans, construction and store launch. Pizza Patrón franchisees also benefit from commodity pricing negotiated direct with manufacturers, long-standing relationships with vendor partners and an operating system that has been refined and strengthened over nearly thirty years of business.

 

“We are committed to expanding our existing footprint in Texas, Arizona and Chicago to start with,” said Vazquez. “Exclusivity is available in select markets for qualified developers.”

 

Pizza Patrón has more than a decade of franchising experience and a strong core of veteran franchisees. The company is also touting its new standalone model that expands real estate opportunities and is comparable to the top quick service industry models at a fraction of the investment.

 

“We’re looking to add 60 new franchise stores in Houston, and 10 new franchise stores in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area over the next few years. Exclusive market opportunities will also be a top priority,” Vazquez said.

 

Pizza Patrón is looking for seasoned restaurateurs with multi-unit experience to develop in major markets. Single store opportunities are available in small markets for qualified owner operators who are solely devoted to their Pizza Patrón business and live in the community they serve. For more information on Pizza Patrón, or to find the nearest location, 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’s Secret Weapon: Stores are ‘Fresh Dough Factories’

posted on January 25th 2016 /

DALLAS – Jan. 25, 2016 – For nearly 30 years, Pizza Patrón has pledged ‘Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®’ to its customers. At the heart of that promise, is the chain’s fanatical commitment to making fresh, quality dough every day at each restaurant.

 

Company executives say the foundation of any great pizza is a bread-like shell, proofed and baked to perfection. And, they admit, the best recipes rely heavily on the correct execution of just a few simple ingredients like flour, water, salt and yeast.

 

“Over the years, our brand has gained notoriety over a number of very disruptive promotions that generated massive news coverage, and boosted sales,” said Andrew Gamm, Pizza Patrón executive vice president. “Having said that, we completely understand that repeat business is not built on advertising or promotions, it only happens when customers have a consistently favorable experience with our food and service.”
Gamm says each one of their restaurants is essentially a ‘fresh dough factory.’ All of the raw ingredients are delivered through the back door, and then manufactured by hand into high quality pizzas that are baked fresh for each customer. Gamm lists the three critical components that make Pizza Patrón’s crust taste so good:


  1. Golden Crunchy Crust:

The best bread features a crispy crust that combines with a tender, springy crumb. When baked correctly,

You hear the distinctive ‘crunch’ of the shell as the pizza knife cuts the pie into slices.

 

  1. Wild Cell Structure:

You can recognize quality bread by examining its crumb, or interior. Perfect bread contains an intricate cell structure of irregularly patterned holes ranging in size from small to somewhat gaping.

 

  1. Wholesome Grainy Flavor:

All great breads are naturally fermented to their peak state of proofing and flavor. The goal is to retain just a hint of sour that brings out the rich and complex essence of the grain.

 

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: 2015 Best Year in Company History

posted on January 21st 2016 /

DALLAS – Jan. 21, 2015 – Pizza Patrón same-store sales for 2015 rose 2.3 percent, rolling over a 10.1-percent increase in 2014. It was another extraordinary year for the company with 44 of its 95 stores setting all-time sales records, including the original store in Dallas after nearly 30 years in business.

 

Company executives say their efforts over the past few years to focus on selling pizzas rather than navigating the ‘noise’ in the system is paying strong dividends. The company closed approximately 30% of its units and suspended franchise sales during this period while at the same time continuing to increase overall company sales.

 

“The past few years have been very challenging, but also very rewarding,” said Andrew Gamm, Pizza Patrón executive vice president. “We have a strong company culture focused on getting it right at our stores. Our sales and average unit volumes are the highest in our company history.”
Gamm also gave credit to the commitment of Pizza Patrón’s franchise partners saying their vigorous efforts to execute the brand are truly making a difference. Over the past two years, the company added nearly $7 million in sales with 10% fewer locations.
“Pizza Patrón is now ready to use these accomplishments as an impetus for growth,” said Gamm. “In the next few weeks, we plan to re-launch our franchise program with some powerful new tools that will make us more competitive than ever.”

 

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.

Pizza Patrón Kicks Off 2016 with 1986 Prices

posted on January 15th 2016 /

DALLAS – Jan. 15, 2016 – Pizza Patrón is kicking off 2016 with a promotion that rolls back prices to 1986, the year the company was founded. The deal gives customers two large pizzas (cheese or pepperoni) for only $9.99.

 

In 1986, Pizza Patrón opened its first location and sold fresh-dough pizza at these prices. In celebration of its upcoming 30th anniversary in April, the company is again featuring its fresh-dough pizza at decades-old pricing with this limited time offer.

 

Customers can also “make it a meal” by adding a 5-piece order of Quesostix with marinara and a two liter Pepsi® product for $5 more, a two dollar savings over the company’s number one selling combo that contains the same items. This special offer will be available from January through the end of April, says Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón.

 

“After 30 years of business, Pizza Patrón is stronger and more relevant that it has ever been. We plan to show our customers our appreciation for reaching this landmark anniversary by featuring great deals throughout the entire year,” said Gamm.

 

 

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