Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS program, has signed a three-store development agreement with local entrepreneur George Wise to expand the chain’s Arizona footprint in Tucson.
Pizza Patrón currently has 93 restaurants open, including 11 in Arizona, and approximately 20 more under development nationwide.
“We have a loyal following in Arizona and are excited to announce the coming of three new stores to Tucson, which the NPD Group has ranked the best medium-sized market for QSR’s with an 8% forecast growth through 2020 and more than 1,000 QSR in the area today,” said Victor Vazquez, vice president of business development for Pizza Patrón. “We’re extremely happy to partner with Mr. Wise, a local seasoned businessman who will do an exceptional job of expanding our brand while serving his local community.”
Pizza Patrón is actively seeking qualified franchisees to expand the chain throughout Texas. Company officials say they are particularly interested in developing secondary and tertiary markets such as El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Temple and Killeen.
Potential franchisee candidates include seasoned restaurateurs with multi-unit experience and qualified owner operators that are solely devoted to their Pizza Patrón business and who are already part of the fabric of the local community they will serve. Including a franchise fee of $20,000, the initial investment to own and operate a Pizza Patrón restaurant starts as low as $261,550.
“We have a brand new restaurant prototype, a freestanding 1,200 sq. ft. building featuring a pick-up window,” said Vazquez. “Franchisees love its street visibility. The new structure and design have been well received by consumers and is an attractive real estate option for seasoned Quick Service Restaurant developers in every market.”
Those interested in development opportunities with the brand should visit ownapizzapatron.com and submit the short form to receive more information. Interested parties may also contact Isaiah Melendez, franchise sales manager for Pizza Patrón at 972-982-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.