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Rapid growth and strong leadership from the Marco’s Pizza executive team are drawing notice in the restaurant industry

The news is good for anyone considering opening locations with Marco’s Pizza. Literally, in fact, as respected outlets like Nation’s Restaurant News and Business Insider praise the outstanding growth achieved by the Marco’s Pizza executive team. In the huge, and still growing, pizza industry, we stand above the rest of the pack.

A crowd gathers for a ribbon-cutting at a new Marco’s Pizza restaurant.
We’ve already opened more than 60 new Marco’s Pizza locations this year alone.

Rapid growth for our pizza franchise

Our status as one of the country’s fastest-growing pizza franchises has attracted a lot of notice. For the second consecutive year, Marco’s Pizza put up the largest growth rates for both sales (17.1%) and units (15.4%), boosting sales at a greater rate than No. 3 ranked Little Caesars, according to the Nation’s Restaurant News annual Top 100 report.

Business Insider featured Marco’s Pizza in a recent listing of five of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises, writing “The pizza industry is hot right now as new tech makes ordering and delivery easier than ever before. This chain, based in Toledo, Ohio, is ready to cash in on the trend.”

A female franchise owner poses with an open box displaying a pizza in the back area of her restaurant.
Growth in sales and number of units are outpacing older brands in the competitive pizza industry.

Leadership in the restaurant industry

The Marco’s Pizza executive team is experienced and has a track record of success in the restaurant industry. For example, CEO Jack Butorac, an industry veteran who has spent more than 40 years growing high-quality local restaurant concepts into thriving national brands.

Recently, Butorac was chosen as a recipient of Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious Golden Chain Award, which celebrates restaurant executives for outstanding leadership, strong company performance, career achievements and contributions to the industry and communities served.

“While it’s an honor to be chosen as a Golden Chain Award recipient among some great industry leaders who have inspired me, the accomplishments with all the brands I’ve been involved with were a group effort,” says Butorac. “At Marco’s, the credit goes to our founder Pat Giammarco, who had the original vision to bring authentic Italian pizza to the United States. The success and growth of the brand is a collective effort of our incredible executive leadership team headed by Bryon Stephens, our committed corporate staff, all of our franchisees and employees at the store level who deliver on our brand promise each and every day.”

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