Who Makes a Good Franchise Owner?
The key to Marco’s success
“Almost half of our franchisees were consumers first; 100% of the people in our organization are in our organization because they love our product,” says Bryon Stephens, President of Marco’s Pizza. “If somebody’s on the fence, the first question we ask them is if they’ve had the pizza. If they say no, we direct them to the nearest Marco’s.”
Almost half our franchisees came in thinking they were going to spend $25 on a family meal and left investing $350,000 in a successful franchise.
Think how many restaurants and retail chains you eat and shop in. How many times have you thought, “I am ready to shift gears and do this for a living”?
The ideal Marco’s franchisees are:
- PASSIONATE. Says CEO Jack Butorac, “I’d rather have someone who has the passion, because that person’s going to make good money.”
- Business-minded. We can teach you the pizza business. In fact, we will teach you everything about the Marco’s methods of making pizza during six to eight weeks in a certified training store. But it helps to have a background in management, even if it’s not in the restaurant business.
- Community-oriented. Like any successful business, Marco’s thrives when its owners are involved in their communities. Marco’s owners work with their local schools, other businesses, sports teams and more. Whether it’s donating to charities, working with Little League or getting involved with churches or Scouts, there are unlimited ways to make your Marco’s franchise an integral part of the place you live in. A business that supports its community, after all, will get community support in return.
- Team players. Marco’s owners are a tight, cohesive bunch who regularly get together at conferences and share best practices.