Marco’s Pizza Franchise Announces Expansion Plans for South Dakota and Montana
One of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza franchise chains seeks to partner with entrepreneurs in South Dakota and Montana
In an area known for its natural beauty and national landmarks, South Dakota and Montana are two states where pizza demand is growing.
The oil boom in North Dakota added a ton of momentum behind the economies of South Dakota and Montana. Millions of tourists flock to the two states each year to such attractions as Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills and Glacier National Park. With so many folks coming regularly to South Dakota and Montana, the two states will be a great place to own a pizza franchise for years to come.
For Marco’s Pizza®, business in South Dakota and Montana is booming. South Dakotans and Montanans are voting with their wallets and their tastebuds — ordering fresh-made, Ah!thentic Italian Pizza® rather than settling for the bland pizza of lesser chains. 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. When applied to the South Dakota and Montana area — population 1.9 million — that statistic means that more than 245,000 South Dakotans and Montanans are eating pizza every single day.
Marco’s Pizza prides itself on making the best pizza money can buy
Marco’s Pizza is hand-made in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, making the dough in stores daily and using only premium meats and vegetables. Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain founded by a native Italian. Marco’s has enjoyed stunning growth in recent years and is on pace to open 1,000 restaurants by the end of 2017.
The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth have been heralded by the likes of Forbes, Consumer Report, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News.
“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.
Marco’s Pizza is seeking quality franchisees who are committed to making their franchises places where customers want to buy fresh, delectable pizza — welcoming, friendly individuals who remember customers’ names and are passionate about the Marco’s product. 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.
Previous restaurant experience is not necessary to open a Marco’s Pizza. The company’s team of veteran pizza executives has experience growing brands and is always ready to help franchisees throughout their careers.
Marco’s Pizza is growing faster than the overall pizza industry
Marco’s Pizza has the fastest unit growth, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, which named the beloved pizza franchise as part of its Second 100 List. That list analyzes businesses that are smaller but are focusing on growing around the nation.
The publication states that while the pizza industry is mature and growth is limited, Marco’s Pizza is the exception. Not only is Marco’s growing faster than other pizza franchises, Marco’s Pizza sales growth also is higher than any other pizza franchise. The publication reports that Marco’s Pizza sales growth is tops for system-wide sales in the Second 100 pizza segment.
Marco’s Pizza franchise supports and trains franchise owners
During an eight-week training program, franchisees learn how to make the perfect pizza in the company’s state-of-the-art kitchen.
In addition to teaching about the product and how it is made, the company helps franchisees learn to manage the business side of the franchise. Franchisees 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.
Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain started by a native Italian. Marco’s has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and is on pace to open 1,000 restaurants by the end of 2017. The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth have been heralded by the likes of Forbes, Consumer Reports, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News.