Pat's Pizza is a chain of restaurants in Maine. The chain was started in 1931 when Carl D. "Pat" Farnsworth bought the ice cream store in Orono, Maine, in which he had worked as a high-schooler. In 1953, he added pizza to the menu, and it was such a hit that he changed Farnsworth's Cafe into a pizza parlor, giving it its current name. It eventually grew to 13 locations, covering the state. The original store was known as a "second home to generations of University of Maine students". In 1993, Pat reported that 250,000 pizzas a year were being sold from the Orono location alone.
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