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Forbes Names Marco’s Pizza as One of the Best Pizza Franchises to Buy

Posted Jul 29th, 2015

Five-year study conducted by Forbes and FRANdata show Marco’s is one of the best pizza franchises to buy

Marco’s Pizza® can add another to its list of accolades —  Forbes magazine has named the pizza franchise as one of the Best Franchises to Buy.

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Forbes magazine, using information from FRANdata, has rated Marco’s Pizza one of the best franchises to buy.

Forbes teamed with FRANdata, a franchise industry research firm, and came up with a list of the best and worst franchises for the second straight year. Marco’s Pizza ranked third among best franchising companies that have an initial investment of $150,000-$500,000, making it one of the best pizza franchises to own.

Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the country, prides itself in making the best delivery pizza money can buy. Marco’s pizza is handmade in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, making the dough in stores daily, and using only premium meats and vegetables. Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain founded by a native Italian. Marco’s has enjoyed stunning growth in recent years and is on pace to have 1,000 restaurants open by the end of 2016.

How Forbes presents Marco’s as one of the best pizza franchises

Marco's Pizza franchise gets top marks because we use quality ingredients, from the never-frozen cheeses to the sauce made from three types of tomatoes and a secret blend of imported spices that are blended by hand in every store, every day.Forbes used data gathered by FRANdata, an online resource dedicated to the study of franchises across industries. The magazine examined data from 2009 to 2013 and created three lists based on three ranges of entry costs. Marco’s fell into the $150,000-$500,000 category.


“Pizza is a $40 billion a year industry, and PMQ Pizza Magazine estimates it will continue to grow, particularly worldwide,” says Jack Butorac, CEO of Marco’s Pizza. “Its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Citing Technomic’s Pizza Consumer Trend Report, reported 68 percent of consumers order carryout pizza at least once a month, and 45 percent order pizza for dine-in service monthly or more often. The potential for earnings is huge.”

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