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What Support and Training Do We Offer?

Marco’s restaurant franchise training, support and business model eliminate the need for restaurant experience

Most people are surprised to discover that some of our top-producing franchise owners had no prior food experience. We love to recruit franchisees with prior food experience – that can be a real asset – but what’s most important is finding people who love our culture and pizza and are passionate about running a successful business. Thanks to our restaurant franchise training, support and strong business model, previous experience isn’t a requirement.

The team at a Marco’s franchise location poses with a Chef Marco® mascot in front of the counter and menu boards.
Our training and support also give you the tools you need to build a talented team at each of your restaurants.

Marco’s will train you in every aspect of making high-quality pizza and running a successful franchise. The restaurant business is fast-paced and fun, but it isn’t for everyone. You have to train, develop and manage a staff, manage lunch and dinner rushes and handle many other moving parts. If you are willing to learn, Marco’s can offer the potential for long-term, sustainable income.

New franchisees will train hands-on for six to eight weeks at both a state-of-the-art kitchen at Marco’s University and at a locally operated, certified training store. If the franchisee isn’t quite ready at the end of six weeks to open their new location, they may spend another two weeks in the training store to build their skills and confidence.

The key to Marco’s success is consistency, and the key to consistency is having excellent systems in place to make sure that every pizza, every sandwich and every salad tastes as good as it should. A piece of CheezyBread will taste the same in Toledo, Ohio, as it does in Nashville, TN. A CinnaSquare® will have as much cinnamon in Austin, Texas, as it does in Huntington, WV.

Passion required

Our staff is dedicated to helping you become a success. If you make money, we make money. It’s as simple as that. That’s why we have franchise business leaders and area representatives in your region who you can reach out to anytime for questions and support. That’s why we have a very accessible corporate staff based in Toledo, Ohio, that is constantly working on ways to make Marco’s a more profitable business.

A franchisee smiles while handing two pizza boxes to a customer through the drive-thru window at her location.
If you have the passion and work ethic to succeed in the business, we can train and support you with the specifics.

We can teach you how to make the dough, stretch the crust and bake the pizzas. We can teach you how to read your profit-and-loss paperwork. We can teach you how to market your store in your neighborhood, endearing yourself to every school, home and business within that three-mile ring around your store.

What can’t we teach you? Passion. But if you come in with a winning attitude, that’s what matters most. The reality is, people with restaurant experience have to learn the Marco’s way of doing things just like someone with no retail food history. Aside from the requisite skills, experience and capital, the best predictor for your success is your passion for quality.

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