"Mas pizza, menos dinero" is this company's culinary credo. Pizza Patr�n (which means "community leader") operates and franchises about 100 carry-out pizza parlors in Texas and half a dozen other states. The restaurants, which cater primarily to the Hispanic community, offer several varieties of pizzas and toppings, along with a selection of side dishes. Most of the locations are operated by franchisees, while a handful are company-owned. Pizza Patr�n founder Antonio Swad, who also started the Wingstop chain, opened his first pizza joint in 1986.