Company exceeding its 2014 banner year results
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Pizza Patrón announced today that system-wide sales for the first half of 2015 crushed expectations and are up a robust 7.9 percent versus the same six-month period a year ago. The company’s decision to strengthen its business by closing underperforming stores and improving unit economics over the past two years is yielding substantial results.
Pizza Patrón has more than doubled industry results so far this year reporting same-store sales growth of 5.3 percent, and a 3 percent increase in traffic for the first two quarters of 2015. Same-store sales growth for the restaurant industry during this period were 2.6 percent and traffic was down nearly 2 percent according to The Restaurant Industry Snapshot from Black Box Intelligence and People Report.
“Our company is stronger than ever and the numbers show it,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president for Pizza Patrón. “2014 was the best year in our company history by nearly every metric, and we continue to build on that momentum in 2015.”
Today, the company has 92 restaurants open with additional restaurants currently under construction in multiple Texas markets including Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin.
“We are working hard to continue differentiating our brand in the marketplace, and to deliver rock-solid profitability at the unit level to our franchisees,” said Gamm.
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.