Pizza Patron Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    I Ate Pizza Patrón's Controversial La Chingona Pie, and It Was Definitely Offensive

    A few weeks ago, we told you about Pizza Patrón's latest pizza, a spicy number topped with nearly 100 slices of jalapeño-stuffed pepperoni and then, just to drive things home, finished off with a little diced jalapeño. This pizza was badass, according to its creators. This pizza was La Chingona. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Pizza Patrón Is Crying Censorship After its La Chingona Pizza Ads Were Shunned by Radio

    Pizza Patrón has burned a few more crusts of late. The Dallas-based pizza chain hit a nerve in the nationwide immigration debate with its ongoing Pizza-for-pesos program, and grated cotija on the wound by offering free pizza to those who ordered in Spanish, has pissed of puritans from both side of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Best of the Worst in Pizza Dipping Sauces, Including a Sauce Cocktail

    Recently a few of us at the Observer gathered with the task of testing pizza-dipping sauces from five major chains. As we often do around here, we like to embrace food shame and, if the stars align, maybe discover a hidden gastronomic gem. Not everyone was up for this particular test though. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Pizza Patrón Offers Free Pizza to Spanish-Speakers. Sounds Bueno to Us!

    Yesterday, Pizza Patrón announced a new pizza promotion: On Tuesday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., Spanish speaking customers get what every Spanish speaking customer desperately craves -- free pepperoni pizza. The press release tried to preempt any possible backlash by doing its best to invoke a jov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Pizza Patrón, Dallas' Original Latino-Centric Pizza Shop, Keeps Stacking Them Pesos

    Dallas' favorite Hispanic pizza restaurant is featured in February's issue of Success magazine, which features President Guillermo Estrada and his tips for successfully courting the Hispanic dining community. Estrada attributes the restaurant's success to an intimate understanding of the various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Calorie Count Evasion: For a Limited Only,
    the Really Good Stuff

    How can I tell it's fattening if it doesn't say so on the menu?​Thanks to a quirk of the new health care law, eaters may soon have to dash to chain restaurants to claim the unhealthiest foods on their menus. Starting next year, chains with 20 or more outlets will be required to add calorie co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Pizza Patron Prez Wants to Light Mavs' Fire

    ​First it's ice, then it's fire. While chatting yesterday morning with Pizza Patron publicist Sandy Bell about frozen pie prices, she asked me whether I'd heard the other big Antonio Swad news: Apparently the culinary impresario -- he's president of Pizza Patron -- can't limit himself to one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Pizza Patron's New Line Gives
    Franchisees the Chills

    ​Pizza Patron's newest product is distressing some franchisees, who fear the frozen pizza line will cut into their sales. "I'd say a number of them are concerned," concedes brand director Andrew Gamm. "But it's a great opportunity for the brand." Pizza Patron frozen pizzas are now available ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Pizza Patron Wins With Loteria

    ​Pizza Patron has issued what just might be this season's prettiest promotion. The Dallas-based pizza chain, which explicitly celebrates "the Latin life," is now distributing loteria-style discount cards in honor of Mexico's bicentennial. The colorful cards visually reference the bingo boards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Get Your Hot Coppa On Tonight With Eatzi's "Pizza Night"

    Daniel RodrigueEach Thursday evening, empty pizza boxes line both sides of the Oak Lawn Eatzi's entrance. ​Pizza Patron and Little Ceasars may have the market cornered when it comes to the whole hot-and-ready-to-go-pizza-pie thing, but those chains' pies don't hold a caper to the savory pizzas yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Hello, Torchy's. Goodbye Tre Amici.

    ​Well, we wish we could say the month of June was a great one with some long-awaited restaurants finally making their debut, but as they were coming, others were going. As we said hello to the Torchy's, we were forced to say goodbye to Cafe Madrid in the Bishop Arts. As the new Brownstone R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Sloppy Seconds Returns to City of Ate

    City of Aters, this week we are bringing back an old feature that our former web editor-turned-staff writer, Patrick Michels, used to do every Friday afternoon. It's an end of the week wrap-up of sorts featuring restaurant reviews and City of Ate highlights. This time around we decided to include ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Rec Shop Wreck: The Story Behind Sunday Afternoon's Busted-Up Customer Appreciation Celebration On Lower Greenville

    Gloria LevarioPolice took down Rec Shop owner Ben Sharon's information, but never served him a ticket for hosting his Sunday afternoon party without a permit.A couple days after the customer appreciation celebration at his Rec Shop skateboard and DJ store was unceremoniously broken up by a caravan o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Dallas Police Again Shut Down An Area Record Store Celebration

    Gloria LevarioNow that's taking your punishment in stride... Less than a month after noise complaints eventually led to Good Records' annual birthday bash/National Record Store Day celebration getting shut down by the police, the Dallas Police Department again shut down a record store customer appre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: NY Pizza

    I didn't take a picture of our NY Pizza deliveryman, but can tell you that he looked pretty much like the opposite of this person.NY Pizza3917 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., #103972-298-4700Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 37 minutesEase of telecommunication: 20No delivery charge: 10Not ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Pizza Patrón Takes Pesos. Now, the Dallas-Based Chain Makes Pesos.

    Two years ago, Antonio Swad was all but considered a traitor to the red, white and blue when the Dallas-based pizza man started accepting pesos at Pizza Patrón locations in the DFW. Man got death threats, for God's sakes, even as former Dallas Observer writer Rob Walker was detailing the "peso gimm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    I Hate It When My Dad Tries to Rob My Pizza Parlor

    And yet another local story goes national. S'up, Matt Lauer -- but, really, Ann Curry, "honey"? Nonetheless, extra kudos to 17-year-old knock-out artist Rudy Sandoval for wearing the Pizza Patron T-shirt advertising the special XL Pizza Trio deal. I hope owner Antonio Swad gave you a big ol' bonus f ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    The Revolution, One Slice at a Time

    Eddie Sotelo's million radio listeners will now get an earful about how they need a mouthful of Pizza Patron. Genius. Eduardo "Eddie" 'Piolín" Sotelo is perhaps the most popular and influential radio-show host in the U.S. and A. (for now, anyway). Last year, through his nationally syndicated radio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Pizza Patrón Out to "Reconnect Families," For Pesos on the Dollar

    Good God, that Antonio Swad is a genius. After making a small fortune selling pizza for pesos, the Pizza Patrón founder is at it again: Beginning Friday, his 65-store pizza chain will begin selling unlimited calling cards to Mexico, which means, according to the press release: "Unlike traditional c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Peso What?

    The thing I like about Fox News is how reliable it is. I needed something to scare me into believing the country is being overrun with immigrants who will take away my American way of life and my unalienable rights to drink Bud Light and listen to Toby Keith. And I got that something special this mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007

    Pizza Patron Extending "Peso Gimmick" Indefinitely

    We still say Pizza Patron's mascot looks like Kinky Friedman. When Antonio Swad, founder and CEO of Pizza Patron, announced in December that his 60-location franchise would start accepting pesos, he got more attention than he ever thought possible -- including death threats. The promotion was suppos ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Yo Soy el Army

    Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino