Pizza Patrón will be rebooting its franchising push in 2012 targeting strategic new markets and adding more stores in existing ones. The company will continue to hold fast to its core philosophy of growth through franchise distribution.
The company’s goal is to open 50 new stores within the next two years, reaching a pace of one store opening per week by the end of 2014. Responsible for the goal, Victor Vazquez, the company’s franchising and business development manager, has been tasked with ramping up exposure and store development in 2012 in underpenetrated Hispanic markets in which the company already has a footprint.
“We are excited about our prospects for growth in 2012,” said Vazquez. “Our marketing team has three groundbreaking Hispanic campaigns planned this year that we believe will energize the brand and spark new interest in the franchise opportunities we have available in prime Hispanic markets throughout the U.S.”
Pizza Patron is a 100-unit chain, currently operating in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia and Florida. Vazquez plans to continue focusing on markets where the brand has an established presence and on penetrating untapped major Hispanic markets like Chicago. He says there are prime territories available in key growth markets including Texas; California; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; Arizona and Atlanta, GA.
For franchisees, Pizza Patrón seeks well-capitalized investors and veteran multi-unit operators with the desire to build-out key Hispanic DMA’s with the nation’s top Latino pizza brand, targeting the youngest and fastest growing segment of our population.
A typical Pizza Patrón is a carry-out location with a footprint of about 1,200 square feet. Pizza Patrón also has branded restaurant models for any real estate option including inline drive-thru, dine-in or carry-out models as well as non-traditional sites like airports and campuses. The company has also developed its QSP™ (Quick Service Pizza) model that is a standalone location with an interactive drive-thru menu. Other models include one designed for concessions and the brand’s Rapidito™ concept created for mall/airport sites.
Pizza Patrón units will require an all-in investment of $199,300 to $464,000 per store with a franchise fee of $20,000.
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 when it decided to accept Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants, gaining over 500 million media impressions in the U.S. alone. Today, Pizza Patrón is the nation’s premier Latino pizza brand and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.