Do you have a Pizza Patron in your area? Using pesos?
February 18, 2007 11:13pm CST
So I know this establishment is growing and growing, but there has been much debate because many Pizza Patron's have been accepting pesos as payment for their food. If a majority of Pizza Patron's customers are from Mexico and the chain is geared to serve hispanic communities, do you think its okay to accept this form of payment?
• United States
9 Feb 08
I have heard stories on the news about places accepting pesos but have never heard of this chain. My gut reaction is that it's crazy, but when I think about it... US dollars are accepted in Mexico, in Costa Rica ATMs dispense USD, Panama uses the USD...etc Are these in border towns? Where does the money go? If suppliers and taxes are paid in the US, I guess I see no problem with it. Think about all the money workers send home to Mexico to help their families, if some comes back in pesos to a US business that's pretty interesting. I am all for people working and starting a business is tremendous. I love Mexico and have traveled to not only tourist places. Wish it wasn't so corrupt like many other places.
19 Feb 07
What is not clear here is whether they accept dollars, too. (I assume this is in the US, with the reference to Mexicans). Now, if they do accept US$ or whatever is the domestic currency, then I think accepting pesos as well if Mexicans are a dominant segment of their market is a good thing.
• United States
22 Mar 08
I did a little research, and found that the pizza for pesos program was running through May 2007! The pizza chain was opened by a latino, and is based in latino neighborhoods in five states! The business increased quite a lot after accepting pesos for payment! I do not see a problem with this. The business still has to convert the pesos to use them, unless it is possible to deposit them in a latino-based banks! I have seen so many banks in the US, with different nationalities, much like churches have different clients so do businesses! It is considered a latino pizza, so why not? It does not make it any easier to get into this country legally, it only makes it easier to pay for a pizza with pesos instead of dollars! Where I live, the latino immigrants buy big, fancy cars with American dollars, but I do not hear naybody complaining!