Pizza Patron, known for its Pizza for Pesos program, has signed a three-store development agreement with local entrepreneur George Wise for new locations in Tucson, adding to its 11 locations in Arizona and expanding its presence nationwide.
"We have a loyal following in Arizona and are excited to announce the coming of three new stores to Tucson, which the NPD Group has ranked the best medium-sized market for QSRs (quick service restaurants) with a forecast of 8 percent growth through 2020 and more than 1,000 QSRs in the area today," Victor Vazquez, vice president of business development for Pizza Patron, said. "We're extremely happy to partner with Mr. Wise, a local seasoned businessman who will do an exceptional job of expanding our brand while serving his local community."
"We have a brand new restaurant prototype, a freestanding 1,200-square-foot building featuring a pick-up window," Vazquez said. "Franchisees love its street visibility. The new structure and design have been well received by consumers and is an attractive real estate option for seasoned Quick Service Restaurant developers in every market."
In 2007, the company gained global media attention by accepting Mexican pesos at all of its restaurants.