Marco’s Pizza ® Makes the AllBusiness Franchise AllStars List

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Excellent financials, rapid growth contribute to the Franchise AllStars designation for Marco’s Pizza ® franchise

All Business AllStar Franchises 2012Only the best, the brightest and strongest are chosen for all-star sports teams, and the same can be said in the business world. That makes us especially proud to be named to the Franchise AllStars List. In fact, we’ve zoomed up the annual rankings from #48 in 2009 to #6 this year! What is it about the Marco’s Pizza ® franchise that makes it worthy of the AllStars list? Here’s what AllBusiness had to say:


“Marco’s Pizza ® was the Franchise AllStar’s highest-ranking pizza franchise for 2012. An excellent rank in financial strength (#4) helped pull the company’s overall rank up to #6.

New store growth continues to be a top priority as Marco’s pursues its goal of becoming the fourth largest pizza chain. Marco’s has come closer to reaching its goal, opening more stores beyond its Midwestern base; in fact, the company earned a rank of #29 in our growth subindex. Marco’s also continues to develop its area representative program.”

Of course, behind our noteworthy financial performance and exponential growth is the leadership team. Under the guidance of CEO Jack Butorac, a veteran of the franchising industry, Marco’s has been able to maintain the quality and consistency of its pizzas, subs, salads and other staples while growing into a major national brand. Jack has brought together a seasoned team of franchise experts who understand what it takes to grow a quality brand. We make sure every new franchisee is solidly on board with our team, offering the training he or she needs to run their Marco’s Pizza ® restaurant according to the high standards we set for ourselves.



“There is one thing every successful store has in common,” says franchisee Joe Jaros of Kirtland, Ohio. “We have a great culture we have created, and our employees learn to respect and love working in that culture — the kind where the staff enjoys coming to work and wants to be the best.”

We have worked very hard to grow our chain of pizza restaurants in the past few years and currently have more than 350 stores across the country and three internationally. We plan to reach the 500-store mark next year.

Founded in 1978 in Toledo, Ohio, by native Italian Pat Giammarco, Marco’s Pizza ® serves authentically Italian artisan pizza. Dough is made fresh in-store daily, and pizzas are crafted by hand using a blend of fresh cheeses and sauce made from a tomato developed just for us. Anyone who’s ever tried a slice of Marco’s pizza can immediately taste the quality.

And anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning their own business would be remiss if they didn’t check out everything Marco’s has to offer. We offer a number of financial assistance programs and are listed on the Small Business Administration registry. We also participate in the IFA’s VetFran program for veterans of the armed services.

This is an exciting time for an evolving brand, and we’re offering prospective franchisees a chance to get in on the ground floor. Call 1-800-262-7267 or simply ask a Marco’s crew member how you can join with the fastest growing pizza chain in the country!




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