Marco’s Pizza Franchise Will Expand in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis entrepreneurs have opportunity to open Marco’s Pizza® franchise businesses

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As the nation’s 14th-largest city, Indianapolis boasts a population of nearly 850,000, with a metro area that holds nearly 2 million. Marco’s Pizza franchise wants to make sure more of Indianapolis’ population has access to its delectable, handmade pizza. The fast-growing pizza franchise is looking to partner with more entrepreneurs in the region who want a slice of the action.

According to a U.S. Census data analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center,
about 5,500 new residents moved to the city in 2014 alone. Though
Marco’s has several locations in Indianapolis, plenty of prime locations are available for entrepreneurs to start building their franchise restaurants and loyal customer base.

Marco’s Pizza franchise seeks friendly, passionate entrepreneurs in Indianapolis

Once customers sink their teeth into Marco’s Pizza’s Ah!thentic Italian-style pizza — made fresh with premium cheeses, meats and vegetables — they’re fans.

“Our franchisees come from a remarkably wide variety of backgrounds. But there’s a common thread among our franchisees — passion for the Marco’s product. Almost half of them were Marco’s consumers first. They fell in love with our product,” says Cameron Cummins, Chief Development Officer for Marco’s Pizza.

Marco’s Pizza wants to work with quality franchisees who are passionate about the product and committed to making their franchises places where customers want to buy Ah!thentic, Italian-style pizza — welcoming, friendly individuals who remember customers’ names.

Previous restaurant experience is not necessary to open a Marco’s Pizza; the company’s team of veteran pizza executives supports franchisees throughout their careers. Franchisees attend Marco’s University for six weeks where they learn all about making the perfect pizza, as well as about making the business side work.

Marco's Pizza franchise requires passion
Marco’s Pizza franchise teaches new franchisees all the ins and outs of the business.

The investment required to start a Marco’s Pizza franchise is typically about $350,000. The pizza franchise is looking for people who have a net worth of $350,000 and a minimum liquidity of $100,000.

Marco’s Pizza growth outpaces pizza industry

Marco’s Pizza has the fastest-growing unit growth, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, which named the beloved pizza franchise as part of its Second 100 List — an analysis of businesses that are smaller but are focusing on growing around the nation.

The publication states that while the pizza industry is mature and growth is limited, Marco’s Pizza is the exception.

Not only is Marco’s growing faster than other pizza franchises, currently on pace to open its 1,000th location by the end of 2017, but Marco’s Pizza sales growth is also higher than any other pizza franchise. The publication reports that Marco’s Pizza sales growth is tops for system-wide sales in the Second 100 pizza segment.

Other pizza franchises have oversaturated their markets, but Marco’s Pizza still has prime locations across the country for franchisees to set up shop — Indianapolis is one of them.

Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain founded by a native Italian. The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth has been heralded by the likes of Forbes, Consumer Report, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News, to name a few.

Learn more about Marco’s Pizza

For in-depth details about the Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages.


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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