Franchise partners from six states gathered to meet, socialize, and compare notes with other Pizza Patron owners from across the country. Andrew Gamm, director of brand development for Pizza Patron, recognized the winning franchisees for their distinguished record during the event's final awards dinner.
San Antonio partners Charles Loflin and Chris Partyka received the top award of Patron of the Year for their dedication to excellence in every aspect of their multiunit operations. Prerequisites for consideration included food quality, customer service, store cleanliness, growth, brand commitment, and vision.
Phoenix partners Jason, Carl, and Margaret LeVecke were presented the BCE (Brand Compliance Evaluation) Performance Champion trophy for highest average scores in their quarterly store operation evaluations. Franchise partners Randy and Raquel Finley, who own stores throughout Texas, took home the Top Sales award for one of their high-traffic stores in Dallas.
Other notable mentions include Waco, Texas store owner Miguel 'Angel' Soto for Most Improved Sales and Gigantic Color, a Dallas based vendor-partner, who accepted the first annual Vendor of the Year award for service and quality that consistently exceeded expectations.
Pizza Patron has nearly 90 franchises in more than 30 markets and expects to generate more than $30 million in sales this year.