Marco’s Pizza Franchise Announces Expansion Plans for Jackson, MS
One of the Nation’s fastest-growing pizza franchise chains seeks entrepreneurs in Mississippi.
Pizza tops the list of favorite meals in the heart of the South. Marco’s Pizza® franchise wants a slice of that action in Jackson, Mississippi, and is looking to partner with entrepreneurs who’d like to open restaurants in the area.
How big is the demand for pizza in Jackson? The Department of Agriculture recently published a study on American eating habits that found that on any given day, 13% of the entire U.S. population is eating pizza. With Jackson’s population of 173,000, that works out to about 22,000 people feasting on pizza daily. Jackson is home to several large employers, universities and colleges and is a tourist destination for year-round regional events and festivals. Pizza is always a go-to favorite for residents and visitors in Jackson.
Marco’s Pizza franchise seeks friendly, passionate entrepreneurs in Jackson
Friendly, passionate entrepreneurs make the most successful Marco’s Pizza franchise owners; previous restaurant experience is not necessary. Marco’s looks for people who love the Marco’s Pizza product and are customer service-oriented.
“Our franchisees come from a remarkably wide variety of backgrounds. But there’s a common thread among our franchisees — passion for the Marco’s product. Almost half of them were Marco’s consumers first. They fell in love with our product,” says Cameron Cummins, Chief Development Officer for Marco’s Pizza.
The investment required to start a Marco’s Pizza franchise is typically about $350,000. The pizza franchise is looking for people who have a net worth of $350,000 and a minimum liquidity of $100,000. The Jackson area has plenty of prime territories available for franchisees.
How does Marco’s Pizza franchise support its owners?
Marco’s PIzza is committed to supporting its owners. The company’s team of veteran pizza executives has experience growing brands and is always ready to help franchisees throughout their careers.
Franchisees attend a six-week training at Marco’s University, where they learn how to make the perfect pizza in the company’s state-of-the-art kitchen. They also learn how to train staff, manage finances and study market analysis, as well as learn the leasing issues and marketing savvy needed to be successful.
Marco’s Pizza growth outpaces pizza industry
By the end of 2017, Marco’s anticipates having 1,000 restaurants open. The dynamic pizza franchise rolled out 113 new franchises in 2015 and has recently announced plans to open 150 more locations in 2016.
According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Marco’s Pizza has the fastest unit growth. That publication also named the beloved pizza franchise as part of its Second 100 List, which analyzes businesses that are smaller but are focusing on growing around the nation.
Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain founded by a native Italian. The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth has been heralded by the likes of Forbes, Consumer Report, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News, to name a few.