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2016 Was a Successful Year for Fast-Growing Marco’s Pizza Franchise

Posted Jan 18th, 2017

Marco’s Pizza franchise, one of the fastest growing pizza franchises advances towards joining the ranks of the industry’s top players in the coming year

2016 was a successful year for Marco’s Pizza®, from our Franchise Times 200+ ranking to our national media and industry recognition as a best-bet investment for veterans, and the new year looks to be even stronger. Marco’s is the delivery pizza franchise to watch, and we expect to reach 930 locations by the end of 2017.

Marco's Pizza franchise

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 begun by a native Italian.

“I am looking forward to continued growth this year and years beyond as we deploy different tactics in how we grow our brand. All of our accomplishments are the direct result of the tremendous dedication and hard work from our franchisees, our area reps, our support center staff and from the young men and young women everyday who are in our stores serving our customers,” says Marco’s President and Chief Development Officer Bryon Stephens.

Here are just a few of our highlights from 2016:

We climbed up the Franchise Times prestigious Top 200+ Franchise Chains List. Leading industry publication Franchise Times ranked us as 160th on its highly regarded Top 200+ list released in 2016, up from 180 in 2015. The prestigious annual ranking is considered by many to be the most respected ranking list in the industry.

Forbes named us the best medium investment level franchise. The prestigious business publication recognized us in their annual America’s Best & Worst Franchises to Buy ranking, including us as a best franchise to buy on their list of medium investment level franchises in the $150,000 to $500,000 range. In addition, Forbes ranked us as No. 1 in growth in this same category, with a growth percentage rate of an impressive 24% over five years!

We debuted on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 Fastest Growing Chains list. Our pizza brand is the No. 2 fastest-growing restaurant chain in the Top 100 Restaurants, according to leading industry publication Nation’s Restaurant News.

We are nationally recognized as a best bet for veterans. In 2016 we earned a top-3 spot on the Military Times annual Best for Vets Franchises list. Fox & Friends also spotlighted our growing brand as part of a special Veterans Day national TV segment on franchises that are top choices for veterans.

Our franchisees are among the most satisfied in the country. Franchise Business Review included us on their recently released their annual FBR50 – Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. This annual rating is a go-to guide for entrepreneurs weighing their investment options as they seek a standout franchise.

Our easily scalable concept is quickly headed toward 1000 stores

Our proven business model and sustainable growth is highly regarded by consumers and national media, as well as our franchisees. The scalability and low initial investment of our franchise makes it easy for many Marco’s franchisees to own multiple units. Restaurants range in size from 1,400 square feet to 1,600 square feet, which is a smaller operation with lower overhead than some other restaurant chains. Startup costs range from $224,092 to $549,092.

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