San Francisco-based Patxi's Pizza was ranked No. 83 on Inc. Magazine's inaugural list of businesses that are adding jobs and rebuilding the economy, also known as the "2012 Hire Power Awards."
Patxi's Pizza ranked No. 8 in the Food and Beverage Industry category, having created 274 jobs in the past three years and currently employing 334 employees.
Patxi's Pizza currently owns and operates seven locations in the Bay Area, and recently opened its first Denver location in Cherry Hills. Patxi's announced this summer that it will open two more Bay Area locations in San Jose and Livermore, Calif., and one more Denver location in Cherry Creek in 2013.
"We are honored to win of such a positive and important distinction by Inc. Magazine. The Hire Power Awards are a great way to celebrate American businesses, and we pride ourselves not only on serving delicious pizza, but on providing a stable and positive workplace for our family of employees. Patxi's looks forward to growing our family even more in 2013," said Patxi's Pizza Partner William Freeman.
Earlier this year, Patxi's Pizza was also ranked No. 32 on the Inc. 5000's annual list of fastest growing Food & Beverage Companies in 2012. Patxi's Pizza ranked 1,161 overall, making it in the top 25 percent of top growth businesses this year.
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