Marco’s Pizza Franchise Named a Prestigious FBR50 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards Winner
Marco’s Pizza franchisees are among the most satisfied nationwide
Marco’s Pizza® franchisees rank as one of the most satisfied in the nation, according to Franchise Business Review’s recently released FBR50 – Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, an annual rating considered to be the go-to guide for entrepreneurs weighing their investment options in the pursuit to find a standout franchise.
FBR’s independent satisfaction survey measures satisfaction in several areas, including training and support, leadership and franchisee community. About half of Marco’s franchise owners, 156, participated in the survey, which was completed in July 2016. The FBR50 – Franchisee Satisfaction Awards ranks the level of overall franchisee satisfaction by participating companies.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the backbone behind our restaurants, the franchisees themselves,” says Marco’s President and COO Bryon Stephens. “We are extremely proud of the success Marco’s Pizza has achieved and we couldn’t do it without the high caliber of franchisees that are the face of our brand, working hard every day to bring the best pizza and service to their communities. There’s no greater measure of a successful franchise system than the satisfaction of the franchisees who are running the stores.”
The FBR50 survey results were based on performance as measured by franchisee satisfaction. “Of all the franchises we research each year, only the very best make it on to our awards list. It’s a pretty exclusive club of today’s leading franchise brands,” says Franchise Business Review President Michelle Rowan.
Marco’s is one of the fastest growing pizza franchises in the U.S.
Marco’s Pizza continues to rank as one of the fastest growing pizza franchises in the U.S. and we are progressing toward 800 stores by the end of 2016. At the heart of this growth is a consistently superior product. Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, we’ve been committed to serving the freshest, most authentic Italian inspired pizza in the fast-casual space. We are also consistently recognized by industry thought leaders as a solid franchise investment and many of our franchisees are multi-unit operators.
For anyone researching a franchise, getting feedback from current franchise owners is an important part of the research process. Another critical point in the due diligence process is attending Discovery Day. Our Discovery Day numbers have been trending up as more entrepreneurs decide that Marco’s proven business model is a great opportunity.
“We’re seeing record numbers of interest in Marco’s, including a lot of multi-unit franchisees from other brands,” says Marco’s Chief Development Officer Cameron Cummins. “Additionally, our new veterans initiative, led by Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment Scott Quagliata, is building a steady pipeline of strong franchisee candidates with the work ethic and commitment to excellence that makes Marco’s stand out as a brand of choice for entrepreneurs.”
Marco’s Pizza is a top franchise opportunity
Marco’s Pizza prides itself on the fresh quality of our product — handmade in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, making the dough in stores daily and using only premium meats and vegetables. The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth is not only highly regarded by our franchisees themselves, but also by national media covering the restaurant business, such as Forbes, Consumer Reports, Nation’s Restaurant News, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur, which included Marco’s Pizza on its prestigious Franchise 500 list for 2016.
“Many of our franchisees became familiar with our brand as customers first; 100% of the people in our organization are here because they love our product,” Cameron says. “If you serve a great-tasting pizza, the business will follow. Our customers keep buying from us because our pizzas tastes better than our competitors.”
The scalability of our franchise makes it easy for many Marco’s franchisees to own multiple units. We also offer a relatively low initial investment, making it feasible to open more than one location. Restaurants range in size from 1,400 square feet to 1,600 square feet, which is a smaller operation with lower overhead than some other restaurant chains. Startup costs range from $224,092 to $549,092.