Pizza Patrón Opens New Store in Chandler, Arizona

Fast-Growing Latino Chain Continues Growth in Arizona


Chandler, AZ - April, 12, 2005 - Pizza Patrón, the premier Latino pizza brand, opened its 1st location in Chandler on April 12th, located at 135 East Ray Road. Pizza Patrón has seven other locations in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, and Mesa. Pizza Patrón has a total of 139 stores open or under development.

Grupo Pizza De Arizona, LLC., formed by Lee M. Cohn and Todd Belfer, is in agreement with Pizza Patrón to open a total of 25 units in Arizona, though their goal is to reach 45.

"We are very excited about our continued expansion in the Phoenix area," said Fernando Torres, Operations Field Manager for Grupo Pizza De Arizona. "We are looking forward to keeping the strong connection we have with the Hispanic community in this area."

The store is open from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to midnight on Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, and 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Call in orders can be placed by calling 480-732-9191.

Pizza Patrón was founded by Antonio Swad in 1986. Since franchising began in March 2003, the brand has gone from four locations to 139, either open or under development.

Pizza Patrón features festive and fun carryout-only pizza stores that are community based in Spanish speaking or predominately Hispanic neighborhoods. The menu is value oriented, offering high quality, freshly prepared pizzas at very low price points. All pizza dough is made fresh throughout the evening; no preservatives are added or needed. The sauce is prepared fresh in the stores, as well, from crushed Roma tomatoes. Only 100% mozzarella is used. Whole and half pizzas are offered at prices as low as $4.99 for a large pizza with cheese and one topping and $3.49 for the same half pizza. A large "La Patrona" pizza with everything is only $6.99.

For more information call Sandy Bell at 972-934-2850 or write to Andy Gamm at Pizza Patrón, Inc., 1228 E. Northwest Highway, Garland, Texas, 75041.

Pizza Patrón Inc.
Andrew Gamm