Authentic Italian Pizza to Take Over the Big Apple on National Pizza Party Day

Marco’s Pizza to Celebrate with Free Pizza in Times Square on May 15, 2015

NEW YORK - May 14, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is taking over New York City to celebrate National Pizza Party Day. On May 15, Marco’s Pizza will be rolling into town, situating its food truck on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets. Local New Yorkers and tourists alike can head to the heart of Times Square for the ultimate pizza party celebration as Marco’s Pizza serves up its Ah!thentic Italian pizza pies.

Complete with the brand’s mascot Chef Marco, dough tossing performers and free pizza, the event will be sure to satisfy the taste buds of New York City party-goers. Marco’s Pizza distinguishes itself in the burgeoning pizza market by its fresh dough made daily on site, a propriety cheese that is fresh never frozen and a secret pizza sauce recipe created by its native Italian founder. While chowing down on a savory snack and jamming out to music, onlookers will gaze in awe the epic dough tossing performances. Throughout the event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., attendees can expect free giveaways, with a grand prize of free pizza for a year to be raffled off at 3 p.m.

Additionally, nationwide, Marco’s Pizza will be giving away ten free pizza parties and free pizza for a year to ten lucky individuals via social media. Anyone who likes, shares, or comments on Marco’s Pizza’s National Pizza Party Day posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter will be entered in the contest. Winners will then be selected at random.

“Marco’s Pizza is swiftly becoming a household name in the United States, so we thought what better way to celebrate than by throwing the best pizza party to ever hit New York City,” said Bryon Stephens, President and COO of Marco’s Pizza. “It is the families throughout America who have helped us grow exponentially nationwide, and our pizza party on National Pizza Party Day is Marco’s way of giving back and saying thanks.”

As the only national franchise chain founded by a native Italian, the company has made a name for itself in the bourgeoning industry as experts in genuine Italian fare by producing fresh, authentic, handmade pizza, known for its fresh dough made daily on site, a proprietary cheese blend that is fresh never-frozen, and a secret pizza sauce recipe. Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza in the tradition of the classic Italian cook by using ingredients that are fresh – never frozen. At a time when 91 percent of Americans eat pizza once a month, more people are increasingly choosing the quality pizza that is synonymous with Marco’s name.

Marco’s Pizza serves the expanding $46 billion U.S. pizza market that continues to grow at a rate of 1 and 2 percent per year. With plans to open more than 175 new stores this year, averaging one new store opening every other day, the company is on track to have 1,000 locations opened and operating by the end of 2017. As a result of its success, Marco’s Pizza experienced a 41 percent system-wide net sales increase in 2014.

The franchise is offering prospects exciting opportunities to be a part of the company’s nationwide growth. For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchising opportunities, visit

About Marco’s Pizza

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 600 stores in 35 states, and the Bahamas. Marco’s Pizza recently took the no. 3 spot in Consumer Reports’ pizza category restaurant rankings and was no. 8 on Franchise Times’ “2014 Fast and Serious” list. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit

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