Why Marco’s Pizza® is the fastest-growing brand in the pizza franchise business

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Our authentic Italian pizza and local marketing focus help Marco’s franchisees become the go-to pizza place in their neighborhoods

If you’re looking to get into the delivery pizza business, Marco’s Pizza should be the first place you look. While the bigger brands already have a store on every corner, Marco’s still has plenty of room for new owners. Our explosive growth and rising sales make now the perfect time to explore our franchise opportunity.

Authentic pizza creates loyal fans

We’ve got an authentic taste that makes us one of the best pizza delivery franchises around. Our founder, Pat Giammarco, wanted to serve a pizza that would make his homeland proud; 40 years later, we’re still the only one of the top 10 pizza chains founded by a native Italian. Because of that heritage, we don’t treat pizza as a commodity, we treat it as an art. Our fresh dough, sauce and cheese combine to create a superior pizza that inspires brand loyalty and repeat business.

Other delivery brands focus mainly on speed and efficiency, but that doesn’t matter if you’re not delivering a quality product your customers truly want. On the other hand, the emerging fast-casuals often limit their revenue options to in-store sales. With Marco’s, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience, or vice versa. We take our outstanding food and enable guests to get it any way they want it, combining the convenience of carryout and delivery service with a new dine-in experience inspired by the fast-casual pizza franchises.

A smiling Marco’s Pizza franchise employee stands by the driver-side door of a car with a Marco’s Pizza delivery topper in front of the drive-thru window of the restaurant.
Whether your guests want to sit and relax or get their pizza delivered, your Marco’s Pizza franchise business can serve them the way they want.

This helps franchise owners increase their revenue opportunity by offering complementary, not competing, options. Dine-in guests want to go somewhere to relax, carryout and delivery customers need speed – and your Marco’s Pizza can offer both. Whether they want a great spot for a lunch meeting, need to pick up a family dinner on the way home, or order delivery while watching the big game with their friends, Marco’s Pizza franchisees can earn business wherever their customers are.

National brand, neighborhood pizza place

We help franchisees leverage the resources of a large national brand to take a local approach to marketing their pizza business. We offer regular support, ready-made materials and in-market training to help new franchisees understand what it takes to reach new customers and create that local connection. Even though we have locations open nationwide, guests tend to treat each Marco’s Pizza restaurant as a beloved neighborhood pizza place, and that leads to steady business.

“When people say, ‘I’m going to Marco’s,’ it’s not just a pizza place. It means family, it means friends, it means an environment where they know we’re going to do right by them,” says Edwin Baron, a military veteran, former law enforcement official and owner of the Apopka, FL, Marco’s Pizza. “If you get the pizza in someone’s hands and they eat it, you’re going to have a customer for life.”

A smiling Marco’s Pizza franchise owner displays an open box with a pepperoni and sausage pizza to a smiling customer.
Fresh, authentic pizza creates repeat business from guests who appreciate our focus on quality.

Pizza franchise business opportunities nationwide

Marco’s Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza company in the country, which makes now the perfect time to consider opening one or more of your own. We have momentum on our side, but we also still have plenty of franchise territory availability nationwide, so you don’t have to worry about the slim pickings you might have to choose from if you tried to open a store with a heavily saturated brand.

And there are even more markets available, as we’re now expanding our franchise in California. With so many locations still available, new owners can find just the right spot. And they’ll still have plenty of room to open more stores in other locations as their business grows.

We opened 111 new locations in 2017 alone and have more than doubled in size since 2012. We’ve got a plan in place to keep that strong growth coming, targeting 1,500 locations nationwide by 2020. And we’re seeing how well our model works nationwide, as that expansion has been paired with faster sales growth than any other pizza franchise for two years running, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

Learn more about the Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunity

Download our franchise report for in-depth details about how we stand out against the competition in the pizza franchise business. You can also learn more by exploring our research pages, our franchise referral program or our recent feature articles.


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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