Marco’s Pizza® is America’s favorite pizza chain, survey says

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Favorite pizza chain rankings showcase the competitive advantage of consistent business from loyal, satisfied guests

According to Market Force, Marco’s Pizza ranked as the favorite pizza chain in America. Based on a variety of factors, including food quality, service, value and more, the survey awarded Marco’s Pizza a loyalty index score of 75%, four points higher than the nearest competitor. In a segment with so much competition, the results demonstrate the business advantage of investing in Marco’s Pizza franchises.

An exterior of a Marco’s Pizza location on a sunny day, with umbrellas on the patio tables and the drive-thru visible.
With fast, convenient carryout, delivery and even drive-thru options, it’s easy for guests to patronize your Marco’s Pizza location.

Accolades from all corners

“In a crowded field of pizza chains, Marco’s Pizza came out on top,” wrote CNBC reporter Sarah Whitten. “The chain scored 75 percent on the loyalty index, edging out Papa Murphy’s, which held the top spot for three straight years. Marco’s Pizza received strong ratings in food quality, atmosphere and cleanliness.”

It’s not just among guests where we rank so highly. Franchising experts also routinely rank us among the best franchises for investors and operators. This year, we’ve also been named No. 3 on the Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises, No. 30 on its list of Fastest Growing Franchises and No. 38 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500. On all three lists, we were the highest-ranked pizza franchise opportunity.

Guest loyalty benefits franchisees

Pizza is a segment in which guests have a lot of options and strong preferences. Our franchisees earn regular business from guests who know what they want from a pizza place. When people pick their favorite pizza chain, they stick with it, and since pizza is such a popular choice that nearly everyone can agree on, Marco’s Pizza franchises can become their go-to for family dinners and parties with friends.

A franchisee smiles behind the counter at his Marco’s Pizza location, with the menu board behind him and a stack of pizza boxes next to him.
Guest loyalty and increasing brand awareness have driven growth in both sales and number of locations.

Guests drive growth

A higher-quality, convenient pizza at a reasonable price is a recipe for growth, and we’ve proven that by opening more than 100 new restaurants in 2016 alone. Our increased presence is quickly making us into a household name, while still leaving plenty of room in both new and established markets for entrepreneurs who are interested in our pizza franchise.

And that growth isn’t just in number of locations, it’s in sales, too. Our system sales have averaged an increase of 27% per year over the past five years, and we’ve seen 12 consecutive quarters of same-store sales increases. That’s what a great product and service can do for a company and its franchisees.

Learn more about Marco’s Pizza and start a conversation

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