Pizza Patron

Pizza Patrón's Sales Up 10.1 Percent in 2014

Pizza Patrón experienced an impressive 2014, ending with a 10.1 percent increase in total sales and 32 of its 90 stores experiencing all-time sales records. Same-store average unit volume rose to a 17.1 percent increase over 2013.

The chain's executives site a number of reasons for registering successes in 2014, namely a newly rejuvenated corporate culture focused on selling pizzas rather than navigating the “noise” in the system. This came after closing 20 percent of its underperforming units in 2013 and suspending franchise sales in January 2014, after a decade of franchising. 

Cultural Cues

Reinvesting in employee training, improved food quality, and more efficient supply chains are all viable options to strengthen an underperforming quick-service restaurant. But before any outward changes can take root, the core of the business must be unified, and several businesses are finding that a better internal culture can lead to better results.

Top of Mind

Over the past century, Americans have developed a special craving for certain foods, both at home and in restaurants—items like burgers and fries, sandwiches and fried chicken.

And then there’s pizza. One of the nation’s most beloved meals, pizza is the sum of varied parts: crust, sauce, cheese, meat or other proteins, vegetables, and the baking style. All are important, but the toppings are the real ingredient that gives customers and operators alike room to play around with new flavors.

Pizza Patrón’s 2014 “Mexicanization” Ups Sales

Pizza Patrón announced its first and second quarter total sales in 2014 blew past expectations and are up 5.6 percent versus the same six-month period in the prior year. This historic mark was achieved with 14 percent fewer locations.

In 2013, Pizza Patrón closed 20 locations as part of a strategic effort to strengthen its business for the long term.  In the first half of 2014, the company completed five additional closures and opened six new restaurants for a total of 91 stores, including the opening of the first two company-owned locations in Texas.

Pizza Patron Opens 2nd Corporate Store

Pizza Patrón has opened its second corporate-owned store at 526 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst, Texas.

The carryout location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight.

“We are experiencing double-digit comp sales this year and expanding our footprint in key growth markets,” says Victor Vazquez, business development manager for Pizza Patrón.  “This success is a testament to the strength of the Pizza Patrón brand and business model.”