Pizza Patron is a franchised chain of pizza restaurants founded in 1986 by Antonio Swad. Swad is also known for founding Wingstop restaurants.
The logo of this franchise is a man wearing a fedora hat. “Patron” in Spanish can be translated to “the boss”.
The company’s slogan “Mas Pizza Menos Dinero” (More Pizza Less Money) was used between 2001 and 2017. The new slogan is “Pizza like a Boss”.
In 2012, Pizza Patron launched a free large pizza program to any customer who ordered in Spanish and asked for “Pizza Por Favor: (Pizza Please). While customer response was overwhelming, English Only organizations criticized the company.
In April 2020, the restaurant chain donated $20,000 to CitySquare Food Pantry to help those who were dealing with the effects of the coronavirus and the subsequent quarantine.
Pizza Patron maintains a corporate office in San Antonio, Texas.