Black Enterprise magazine profiles Marco’s Pizza multi-unit franchisee Leo Thomas, who has opened five locations in three years
Marco’s Pizza’s rapid, sustained growth has powered multi-unit franchise opportunities for investors across the country. Recently, Black Enterprise magazine highlighted that opportunity with a profile on Marco’s Pizza franchisee Leo Thomas, who owns five locations in Riverside County, CA. Thomas opened his first store in January 2014 and committed to growing with our brand, with an area representative agreement to open 25 stores in his territory with other franchisees.
Experienced restaurant operators choose Marco’s Pizza
Thomas knew what he was doing when he decided to invest in his Marco’s Pizza franchises, with 32 years of experience in the restaurant industry with other major brands like McDonald’s, Starbucks and Denny’s.
“That background is still helping me build a portfolio of stores today. It helps me understand the dynamic of the business [that] I eventually invested my money in,” Thomas told Jeffrey McKinney of Black Enterprise magazine. “The key to making money in the restaurant industry is picking the right concept; having a thorough, detailed business plan; and good site selection.”
Opportunities for rapid growth
Thomas is one of many multi-unit franchise operators in the Marco’s Pizza system. Our strong supply chain, predictable food costs and efficient in-store operations make it easier to scale, so you and your business partners can open more locations to maximize your revenue opportunities.
That scalability has helped us more than double in size since 2012, with 800 stores in more than 30 states across the country. Same-store sales have risen for six straight years as more guests discover and fall in love with our pizza. We were recently named America’s favorite pizza chain in a Market Force survey, and franchise industry experts like Franchise Gator and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked us higher on their lists of top franchises than any other pizza franchise.