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Do I Need Restaurant Experience?

Marco’s training, support and business model eliminate the need for restaurant experience

We love to recruit franchisees with prior food experience – that can be a real asset. Most people are surprised to discover that some of our top-producing franchise owners had no prior food experience. We want people who love our culture and pizza and are passionate about running a successful business.

Marco’s will train you in every aspect of making high quality pizza and running a successful franchise. The restaurant business is fast-paced and fun but it isn’t for everyone. You have to train, develop and manage a staff, manage lunch and dinner rushes and many other moving parts. If you are willing to learn, Marco’s can offer the potential for long-term sustainable income.

New franchisees will train for eight weeks between a state of the art kitchen at Marco’s University and hands-on experience at a locally operated certified training store, learning how to make the dough from scratch, how much sauce to put on each pizza, how much cheese and toppings. If the franchisee isn’t quite ready at the end of six weeks to open their new location, they may spend another two weeks in the training store to build their skills and confidence.

The key to Marco’s success is consistency, and the key to consistency is having excellent systems in place to make sure that every pizza, every sandwich and every salad tastes as good as it should. A piece of CheezyBread will taste the same in Toledo, Ohio, as it does in Nashville, TN. A CinnaSquare will have as much cinnamon in Austin, Texas, as it does in Huntington, WV.

The SBA reports that fewer than 25% of businesses survive 15 years or more. We’ve been in business more than twice that long.

Passion required

Our staff is dedicated to making sure you’re a success. If you make money, we make money. It’s as simple as that. That’s why we have franchise business leaders and area representatives in your region who you can reach out to anytime for questions and support. That’s why we have a very accessible corporate staff based in Toledo, Ohio, that is constantly working on ways to make Marco’s a more profitable business.

We can teach you how to make the dough, stretch the crust and bake the pizzas. We can teach you how to read your profit-and-loss paperwork. We can teach you how to market your store in your neighborhood, endearing yourself to every school, home and business within that three-mile ring around your store.

What can’t we teach you? Passion. But if you come in with a winning attitude, that’s what matters most. The reality is, people with restaurant experience have to learn the Marco’s way of doing things just like someone with no retail food history.

Aside from the requisite skills, experience and capital, the best predictor for your success is your passion for quality.

 

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