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Own your own Marco’s Pizza® Franchise

Among the top 10 pizza franchises in the United States, only one was founded by a native Italian: Marco’s Pizza®. Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco immigrated to America with his family at 9 and started his first pizza restaurant in 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. Now, we have over 900 stores in 35 states and three other countries. If you’ve ever wanted to own a business that serves food you’re proud to put your name behind, Marco’s may be the right business opportunity for you.

An image of wall art and the dining room at a Marco’s Pizza restaurant. The art features hands spreading shredded cheese on a pizza and hands preparing to work with fresh dough. On the right side is a collection of three images, two of fresh pizza and one of someone spreading tomato sauce on fresh dough. In the middle is a green graphic with the Marco’s Pizza logo and the text “Piling On the Reasons | Award-winning product quality made with fresh ingredients | Business system refined and proven over 40 years | $45 billion industry with 93% of Americans eating pizza at least once a month | Bank financing available for qualified operators |”

At Marco’s, we pride ourselves on authentic Italian artisan pizza, made with fresh, real ingredients and dough made in the store daily. Pizza is one of the most popular foods in America, and more people are choosing the quality pizza we’ve built our brand on.

Unlike the largest pizza chains, which have maxed out many of their territories, Marco’s has plenty of opportunities for growth. We’ve expanded rapidly in the past few years, but we’re still looking for more franchise partners to help us carve out an even bigger piece of the $45 billion industry. And our scalable business model has helped many single-store franchisees expand to multi-unit entrepreneurs.

Cars are parked near a Marco’s Pizza franchise location on a sunny day.
Marco’s is a great pizza franchise opportunity for anyone looking for a brand with growth and momentum on its side and strong support for franchisees.

Americans still want convenient, quick food, but increasingly they care about its quality, too. Marco’s hasn’t had to do a major image makeover for our pizza because we have always focused on serving the highest-quality pizza, using the best available ingredients, the way we have for more than 40 years.

That mission, combined with our unique capacity for tremendous growth, means you can get in on a ground-floor opportunity with Marco’s. Opening a Marco’s Pizza® is relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of starting other casual dining restaurants, and owners don’t need prior restaurant experience. We educate all our franchise owners on everything they need to know and provide robust ongoing support for you and your team.

If you’re looking to open a pizza franchise, or even several at once, Marco’s may provide the perfect opportunity for you. Click on the research button below to learn more and get started on your next big business adventure.