Industry News | February 15, 2011

First of 11 San Diego Pizza Patrón Units Opens

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Pizza De la Comunidad LLC opened its first of 11 Pizza Patrón locations in San Diego on February 1 at 1815 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido, California.

"We have been very busy since the opening," says Pete Tucker, the restaurant industry veteran that formed Pizza De la Comunidad LLC with an investment group of local San Diego business professionals including Robert Rubio, of the Rubio family, founders of Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill. "We can't be more pleased to have this first one open and serving the community. And the response has been even better than we hoped."

Tucker, who has more than 25 years of restaurant industry experience, says the group continues to search for good locations for the next 10 stores they have planned for San Diego County.

"We are thrilled to see the first San Diego store open,” says Guillermo Estrada, president of Pizza Patrón. "If anyone can handle that kind of volume that fast, it is Pete and Robert, very experienced developers. They have our brand up and running here in record time, and we're privileged to have their team developing this important market for us."