Pizza Patron San Antonio Off to a "Texas-Sized" Start in 2014

Year-Over-Year Comp Sales Growth Tops 325%

SAN ANTONIO, TX - (Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - The San Antonio Pizza Patrón stores are off to a 'Texas-sized' start in 2014 with January year-over-year comp sales growth of more than 325 percent.

Pizza Patrón officials announced the bar-setting numbers today for the franchise partners, S.A. Pizza Inc., that currently operates nine stores in San Antonio with two more under construction.

In January, S.A. Pizza Inc. opened their newest restaurant located at 21134 North U.S. Highway 281. They have two more projects, 13909 Nacogdoches Road and 1464 Austin H ighway being built now and projected to open by the second quarter. Pizza Patrón executives attribute the operator's success to new expansion, aggressive advertising of the company's latest 'Any 3' promotion and a laser-focus on the company's Favorita™ line of specialty pizzas which features fresh ingredients.

"The launch of Pizza Patrón's Any 3 Large Pizzas $18 promotion, highlighting the brand's line of Favorita™ specialty pizzas, along with excellence in operations, all contributed to San Antonio's outstanding January sales results," stated Andrew Gamm, brand director of Pizza Patrón. "Our franchise partner in San Antonio, S.A. Pizza, consistently ranks at or near the top of the brand's unscheduled brand compliance evaluations that score restaurants based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and overall experience. I am very proud of them for starting this year with such great success."

Chris Partyka, owner and operator of S.A. Pizza Inc., says his stores' growth numbers have been building to the January crescendo by sticking with the company's systems and standards and staying assertive in promoting new offerings.

"We have been aggressive in using radio, television and out-of-home media to get the word out about this fantastic Any 3 Large Pizzas for $18 deal," said Partyka. "Also, in addition to making our dough fresh throughout the day, using 100 percent whole milk mozzarella cheese and handmade signature sauce from fresh-packed Roma tomatoes, the company recently shifted to using garden-fresh vegetable toppings. This further commitment to quality makes a huge difference in the flavor and freshness that our customers notice and are loving."

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.

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