Marco’s Pizza Franchise Opens a Record Number of Stores in One Week

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Excitement keeps building for the rapidly growing pizza franchise as more entrepreneurs invest in Marco’s

Marco’s Pizza®  keeps bringing delicious authentic Italian pizzas to a wildly enthusiastic public, while attracting savvy entrepreneurs to franchise with our growing brand. We moved up 20 spots on the latest Franchise Times Top 200+ annual list of fastest growing franchises in 2016, a who’s who list of franchises on the rise, and in early October, we opened a record seven new locations in one week.

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The record opening week pushed us to 752 total restaurants nationwide, with a total of 88 opening their doors in 2016. The newest locations are located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Lakeland, Tennessee; Mechanicsville, Virginia;  Lynn Haven, Florida; Evans Georgia; Cypress, Texas; and Avon Indiana. We have our sights set on the ultimate goal of 1,000 locations by the end of 2017.

Marco’s Pizza prides itself on making the best delivery pizza money can buy, and our growth is testament to our devoted fans nationwide. Marco’s Pizza is handmade in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, making the dough by hand 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.

“It is such an exciting time to join our growing brand. We keep hitting sales and growth milestones thanks to the spectacular team effort demonstrated by the entire Marco’s family. Our network of franchisees, as well as our area reps, our support center staff and the young men and young women who are out in our stores overseeing day-to-day operations, work diligently to make the very best high-quality pizza for our customers, build strong ties with the local community and do all of that with a heart for service,” says President, Bryon Stephens.

The recognition we are receiving and the growth milestones we are hitting illustrate that we are a sound business choice for entrepreneurs, as well as a delicious choice for thousands of satisfied customers nationwide who crave our authentic Italian pizza.

Marco’s Pizza franchisees among country’s most satisfied

Growth isn’t the only barometer of a franchise’s strength. A franchise is only as strong as its franchisee network, and at Marco’s we pride ourselves on having the training and support systems in place to help our franchisees succeed. In fact we recently ranked among the most satisfied franchisees in the nation in Franchise Business Review’s recently released FBR50 – Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. This industry go-to guide helps entrepreneurs weigh their investment options as they search for a standout franchise opportunity. 

The FBR50 – Franchisee Satisfaction Awards ranks the level of overall franchisee satisfaction by participating companies. The independent satisfaction survey measures satisfaction in several areas, including training and support, leadership and franchisee community. marcos pizza franchise winner

2016 has been an award-winning year for Marco’s Pizza® as our fast-growing brand continues to rack up industry awards. Our authentic, high-quality pizza and scalable business model are getting coverage from national publications such as Forbes, Consumer Reports and Entrepreneur, which included Marco’s Pizza on its prestigious Franchise 500 list for 2016.

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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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