Pizza Patrón, widely known for its Pizza Por Pesos program, announced the opening of its newest location in Waco, Texas. The new freestanding restaurant features a carryout lobby and convenient pickup window for customers and is located at 1727 S. Valley Mills Drive.

The store will be operated by veteran, multiunit franchisee Bellavista Restaurants Inc. and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

"We are excited about the new freestanding store that includes a pickup window for customers," says Randy Finley, Pizza Patrón franchisee. “Our goal is to offer the best pizza for the best value in Waco.”

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. Guests can choose from a wide selection of traditional pizzas and sides as well as signature pies like 'La Choriquezo,’ a large pizza made with spicy ranch sauce and loaded with 100 percent real Mozzarella cheese, fresh-sliced red onions and piled high with smoky, chorizo sausage.

“According to the latest U.S. Census, Waco is over 30 percent Hispanic with Hispanics accounting for 81 percent of McLennan County’s growth during the past decade. We feel privileged to add another restaurant in the growing community of Waco,” says Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón.

News, Pizza Patron