August 22, 2012 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Pizza Patrón, the #1 Latino pizza brand, has executed a development agreement with SA Pizza, Inc. to bring eight more stores to the San Antonio area within the next 31 months.
Long-time, successful partners with Pizza Patrón, SA Pizza, Inc. is owned by an exceptional operator that has been with the chain for nine years. The franchisee was the first to open stores outside the original Dallas/Fort Worth market and is also a two-time recipient of the Patrón of the Year award, which symbolizes exemplary dedication to customer satisfaction, passion for the community and brand leadership.
“This franchise partner is a fine example of the success that can be had with hard work and dedication to the Pizza Patrón system,” said Victor Vazquez, franchising manager for Pizza Patrón. “They are an award-winning operator and have continued to be on the cutting edge with new store models. They built the first stand-alone Pizza Patrón model in 2008, the Quick Service Pizza (QSP), and then followed with the very first Double Drive-thru store earlier this year.”
SA Pizza, Inc. has an exclusive development agreement for the San Antonio market with seven locations currently open and one under development in addition to the eight-store development agreement just signed.
“We love serving the communities here in San Antonio and look forward to making our brand more accessible to new neighborhoods around the city,” said Chris Partyka, partner with SA Pizza, Inc.
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 lista (ready, no waiting) pepperoni pizzas for $4.99 every day, QuesoStix™, Fiesta Wings™, Patrón Dips™ and large specialty pizzas like 'La Toluqueña' (pepperoni, ham & chorizo) starting at $6.99 every day.
Pizza Patrón is headquartered in Dallas with 104 locations in 7 states and more than 80 under development, the company locates in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods. Franchise opportunities, offering a proven system for hard-working franchisee candidates, are available in prime Hispanic markets throughout the country. Pizza Patrón units 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 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 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.
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