Marco's Pizza® Franchise Overview
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Marco's Pizza® Franchise Overview


Over the past few years, we've been on a phenomenal growth curve and timing was right to pursue the next market. Withthe Marco's model, a proven track record, and national advertising helping grow brand awareness, now was the time to push the pedal to the metal and grow.


My Marco's franchising experience presents a unique opportunity to grow a business portfolio and give back to my community. Marco's has been a blessing in my life and with three stores open, two in development, and another five to open from there - I can't wait for what the future holds.


Financial Information:

Cash Investment: $242,142 - $633,109
Net Worth: $450,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Total Investment: $242,142 - $633,109
Royalty Fee: 5.5%
Advertising Fee: 7%

Available Markets:

United States: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
International Opportunities Available

About Marco's Pizza®

Marco’s Pizza is America’s Most Loved and Most Trusted Pizza Brand, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest-growing pizza brands in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives to deliver a high-quality pizza experience, known for its dough made from scratch and its three fresh signature cheeses. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate over 1,000 stores in 34 states with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

Franchise Details:
Founded: 1978 Franchising Since: 2004
Corporate Office: 5252 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43623
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Franchise History

Italian-born Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco came to America with his family when he was nine years old from Sulmona, Italy. His father had restaurant experience and he, too, wanted to make the kind of fresh, quality pizza he remembered from his childhood. In 1978, Giammarco founded Marco's Pizza and his authentic Italian quality pizzas quickly became a hit because he obsessed over the details and never cut corners. He grew his restaurant into a brand serving communities throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

In the mid-2000s, it was Jack Butorac, a 40-year plus restaurant industry veteran, who saw the opportunity to take Marco's and catapult it to a 1,000-plus-store high-quality pizza franchise. He felt pizza lovers deserved something better and knew Marco's Pizza was what the market was missing. He became a consultant for Marco's in 2003 and purchased the franchise rights in 2004 at just over 120 stores.

 Marco's is the only national pizza franchise founded by a native Italian. It has carved out a niche in the industry for authentic Italian quality pizza, known for its fresh dough made in-store daily, signature three-cheese blend that is fresh, never-frozen, and a secret original pizza sauce.

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