Nation’s Restaurant News:
While burger chains have long offered double drive-thrus, Pizza PatrÃ³n is among the first pizza chains to offer the amenity.
San Antonio, Texas, franchisee Chris Partyka earlier this year created a double drive-thru unit in a converted bank building that offers the chainâ€™s Lista, or â€œready now,â€ pizzas in one lane and customized orders in the other. The unit now regularly ranks among the 104-unit system’s top five in sales.
â€œThe double drive-thru was our franchise partner’s idea,â€ said Andrew Gamm, brand director for Dallas-based Pizza PatrÃ³n. â€œIt is very unusual for a pizza chain to adopt such an aggressive QSR-type model, and we wouldn’t consider it without a very experienced and engaged operator.
Gamm added that Partyka had â€œa strong history of running excellent restaurantsâ€ as one of Pizza PatrÃ³nâ€™s first franchise partners.