Patxi’s Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its first San Diego location in Hillcrest (3888 4th Avenue) on Wednesday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Festivities will include a free 10-inch Neapolitan pizza for the first 50 people in line, buy one get one free 10-inch Neapolitan pizzas all day, and samples of Patxi's signature Chicago-style deep dish pizzas. Patxi’s has two additional San Diego locations opening later this year in Eastlake and Chula Vista.
To show support for the local community and invite guests to give back to their neighbors, Patxi’s Pizza will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, October 26 benefitting The San Diego LGBT Community Center, an LGBT activist group based in Hillcrest. Beginning at 11 a.m., Patxi’s will offer select deep dish slices for only $5, with 20 percent of the proceeds donated back to The Center to help it continue to provide programs and services to the full diversity of San Diego’s LGBT community.
“The expansion into San Diego has been a goal for Patxi’s Pizza since the beginning, so we’re thrilled that those plans are finally coming to fruition with our first location in Hillcrest,” says Michael Nakhleh, President and CEO of Elite Restaurant Group, the parent company of Patxi’s Pizza. “We’re very excited to spread Patxi’s high-quality, ingredient-driven offerings into a new market, and continue building the brand name as the authority for all things pizza.”
The Hillcrest location will be the first Patxi’s Pizza restaurant opening since the pizza concept was purchased in November 2018 by Los Angeles-based Elite Restaurant Group, a multi-concept operator with a focus on emerging restaurant chains that also owns Slater’s 50/50, Daphne’s, and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Since the acquisition, Patxi’s Pizza has revamped and relaunched its menu, which was expanded to include more deep dish and thin crust pizza offerings, a build-your-own pizza option, complete lunch menu, more happy hour specials, and even dessert pizzas. In addition to the brand's growth in San Diego, Patxi’s Pizza also operates 17 full-service restaurants in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Colorado, and Seattle.
Patxi’s Pizza in Hillcrest will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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