Two Franchise Groups Will Open 20 More Marco's Pizza Locations In Greater Denver Area
Multi-unit franchisee partners Aaron Rosenthal and Steve Moberly have signed an agreement to develop another 8 Marco’s Pizza locations throughout the greater Denver market. The duo already operate 10 successful locations with the pizza brand. They are planning to open their first new store in Wheat Ridge by Q1 2022, and are targeting additional development in Applewood, Arvada, Brighton, Commerce City, Lakewood, and Thornton.
“Aaron and I had long been seeking out franchise opportunities to start our roots and build a solid foundation for La Tavola Hospitality Group,” said Moberly. “The pandemic shined a light on the value of having pizza in your portfolio, proving the industry to be essentially recession-proof. We knew timing was right to invest and be aggressive with growth. Marco’s 40-year history, proven business model, and opportunity to develop in key markets checked all our boxes.”
Meanwhile, investment group MCAA Brands and franchisees Austin Toupin and Chris Harper have signed on to bring 12 Marco’s Pizza stores to the Denver-Fort Collins markets over the next three years. The first location is set to open in Denver by the end of 2021, with the second projected to debut in Q1 2022. Toupin and Harper have franchising experience with brands like Burger King, Chili’s, El Pollo Loco, Café Zupas, and Jimmy John’s.
“We were immediately attracted to the passion and nostalgia engrained in the Marco’s brand,” said Toupin. “With experience in restaurant franchising, we knew we needed to feel that passion and support from the team, and also believe in the product. We believe the quality of Marco’s products is far more superior than any player in the space – and we’re confident we’ve invested with the best,” added Harper.
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