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America’s Top Pizza Franchise Opportunity

Americans love Marco’s Pizza better than any other brand, according to a recent Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. And investors love the way that looks on a P&L.

Here’s everything you need to know in a nutshell:

  • Traditional franchised stores reported average net royalty sales of $702,128* in 2018
  • Startup costs range from $293,515 – $619,710**
  • Qualified candidates need a net worth of $400,000 and minimum liquidity of $125,000
  • Numerous territories for multi-unit and single-unit entrepreneurs are available coast to coast
  • *Marco’s Pizza 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document
    **(1500 sq ft or less)

Marco’s is large enough to reap the benefits of being a sizeable franchise, but still small enough that we have numerous open territories across the nation, for investors from large multi-unit operators to single-unit entrepreneurs.

*Reflects average AUV for the 299 highest earning Traditional Franchised Stores (out of a total of 598 Traditional Franchised Stores) that operated for the full 52 weeks of our fiscal year ending in December 2018. Of these 299 stores, 112 (or 37%) reported revenues that met or surpassed $883,073.

Voted America’s Best Pizza Brand For 2019

Marco’s Pizza is an award-winning franchise opportunity with 40 years in business. We’re proud to be opening our 1,000th location soon and have been named the Most Loved, Most Trusted Pizza Restaurant Brand by consumers, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. We’re expanding our available territories as we strive to be your partner of choice, pizza of choice, and employer of choice.

Our quality stands out. Our opportunity does, too.

We have the only Top 10 pizza franchise founded by a native Italian. Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, who is still a multi-unit Marco’s franchisee, wanted a pizza place that did things the way he remembered them as a young boy growing up in Italy.

That means every pizza is made by hand every day with fresh ingredients that are never frozen. We still use the same proprietary sauce, a Giammarco family recipe. Our buying power and vendor relationships allow us to keep costs down while never sacrificing the quality that distinguishes Marco’s from the rest of the pack.

It’s that quality that has consistently driven customers to Marco’s since Giammarco opened his first pizzeria in 1978 in Oregon, Ohio, and in recent years has fueled our exponential growth.

We have nearly 1,000 units nationwide, and our brand continually garners attention for our swift growth, experienced and transparent leadership, and solid franchise support.

Top-rated pizza franchise

We were pleased but not surprised to be ranked as the top pizza franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking in 2019. That’s because we have poll-backed fan-favorite status 2019 (Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study) and the ROI to back that up.

“I’ve always had a passion for quality and making sure the details were right. Our goal is always to be the No. 1 pizza company in every market we’re in. I feel like we’ve done something very good and it has grown to become better and better.”

Founder and franchisee Pat Giammarco

Everybody has done a phenomenal job across the board, and I couldn’t do it without them. People love our product, and as long as you can get the team and the operations right, our business will bring great opportunities.

Franchisee Joe Jaros

We wanted to do it right, we wanted steady, sustainable growth, and Marco’s has helped us pretty much every step of the way with that,” says Fairbanks. “There’s so much opportunity out there, and it just seems that everywhere we go, especially the new markets we go into, they just take off so fast because the product is great, the customer service is great and I would just say the sheer amount of opportunity is great.

Franchisee Brian Fairbanks

Why should someone choose Marco’s as opposed to another brand? First of all, we have great pizzas; our ingredients are great. We do the dough fresh. We’re cutting the green peppers, we’re cutting the onions fresh. And that’s got to be the core of why you’re getting into it, because you love the product.

Franchisee Eric Bueter

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Call 419-547-5070 to reach a member of our Franchise Development team, or fill out the form on this page to download your free Marco’s Franchise eBook.

If you’re dreaming of owning a pizza franchise, or even several at once, Marco’s may be the perfect place for you to thrive.

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