Pizza Patrón today announced that it has promoted Andrew Gamm to executive vice president. Gamm will continue to build on the strong momentum created following the brand’s strongest year ever in 2014.
“This promotion could be regarded as somewhat overdue. Andrew Gamm has been a trusted colleague of mine for more than 20 years. He possesses intimate knowledge of the brand and is fully vested in its future,” said Antonio Swad, CEO of Pizza Patrón. “For many years he has been my personal counsel on difficult decisions regarding Pizza Patrón, and I cannot think of anyone better suited for this position. I am excited to work more closely with him than ever before as we move ahead.”
Gamm is now responsible for overseeing all Pizza Patrón operations nationwide. Additionally, he is accountable for the development and execution of all brand and expansion strategies. He initially joined Pizza Patrón in 2002 as brand director. With more than 20 years of experience in advertising and brand management, Gamm has helped transform the restaurant landscape, executing award-winning brand-awareness and revenue-driving strategies for a multitude of restaurant concepts.
In a statement, Gamm says, “Pizza Patrón has always been an exciting and disruptive brand that so many people love and respect. My goal is to get better performance from each store — better sales, better service and better food, so that our brand promise of ‘Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.’ is realized by every customer.”
“Andrew brings strong experience in branding, franchising, and strategy, and has proven himself over the years. He is the right leader at the right time to take over this role as Pizza Patrón executive vice president,” Swad says.
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.