Inc. Magazine ranks Patxi’s Pizza 24th Fastest Growing Food & Beverage Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –– INC. Magazine ranks Patxi’s Pizza #24 on their annual list of fastest growing Food & Beverage Companies in 2013’s Inc. 5,000—up from their #32 ranking in 2012. The highly anticipated ranking system celebrates the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States each year. Patxi’s Pizza ranked 1,217 overall, making it in the top 25 percent of top growth businesses this year and has experienced 342 percent growth in the last three years.

In the spirit of growth, Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced pah-cheese, ‘t’ before ‘x’), opened two new Bay Area locations in San Jose and Livermore this year, as well as their first Denver locations in Cherry Creek and in Cherry Hills. Patxi’s Pizza currently owns and operates nine locations in the Bay Area and two in Denver with plans for expansion in both markets this year.

Patxi’s Pizza was recently named one of the “Top Ten Life Changing Pizzas” by Esquire Magazine and has been voted “Best Pizza” by readers of San Francisco Weekly and for two years running.

Patxi’s Pizza CEO William Freeman says, “Patxi’s Pizza is once again excited to be a part of such a legendary list. We have been working hard to grow our business and have been extremely well received in our newest markets in Denver and San Jose. Our fresh, authentic pizza seems to speak for itself and we are looking forward to bringing it to even more new customers—we have expansion plans for Seattle and Southern California.”

Patxi’s Pizza offers authentic Chicago-style and Italian pizza with myriad fresh toppings, two styles of dough, four styles of mozzarella and over 30 different meat and veggie toppings, with ingredients sourced locally when possible. Guests can also enjoy fresh salads, appetizers, and beverages including beer and wine at all locations.

Inc. Magazine has been for more than 30 years the premier print publication for entrepreneurs and business owners. In 1982, they introduced the Inc. 500, which celebrates the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. Then in 2007, they expanded the list to the Inc. 5000 to give a broader and deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape, as well as recognize a larger percentage of this important and growing market segment.

About Patxi’s Pizza
Founded in 2004 by two friends, entrepreneur Bill Freeman and pizza expert Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz, Patxi’s Pizza offers authentic Chicago- and Italian-style pizza, featuring two distinct, handcrafted styles of dough, four types of mozzarella and over 30 different fresh meat and veggie toppings (ingredients sourced locally whenever possible). Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced pah-cheese) is privately owned and operated with a total of 11 locations between the San Francisco Bay Area and Denver, Colorado. Patxi’s Pizza was ranked #84 by Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Hire Power Companies of 2012 and named among the Top 10 “Most Life-Changing Pizzas” of 2012 by Esquire Magazine.

Through its 52 Weeks of Giving program, Patxi’s donates a portion of its profits to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare – totaling over $224,000 in donations to date.