TOLEDO, Ohio - August 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is targeting the Southeast for growth. With hundreds of franchise locations already open and operating in the region, the company has announced plans to open more than 300 additional locations through strategic franchise partnerships in the coming years. The new franchise locations would create approximately 6,000 new jobs.
“As the Area Representatives that oversee some of Marco’s busiest locations, our team has a proven track record of success. I am confident in the team’s ability to grow the Marco’s Pizza brand, expanding our footprint throughout key markets across the Southeast.”
New Marco’s Pizza locations will open under the leadership of Woody Johnson, Area Representative. Johnson owns 10 locations of his own and is actively seeking qualified franchise partners to open restaurants throughout the Southeast. Already working toward the goal of 35 locations by the end of the year, there are approximately 20 in various stages of active development, including upcoming openings in Burlington, N.C., Clayton, N.C., Byron, Ga., Glenville, Ga., Bradenton, Fla., and Birmingham, Ala.
“With an intimate knowledge of the Marco’s brand and extensive experience in the restaurant industry, our development team is well positioned to grow in the region,” said Johnson. “We are eager to find local business leaders to bring this growing concept to their town. With their help, pizza lovers throughout the Southeast will quickly find out that ours is unlike any other pizza franchise out there. Our product is hands-down the best quality and our customer service outmatches the competition.”
Targeted development markets in which Johnson and other Area Representatives are actively seeking franchise partners include Georgia, Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas. Key areas of growth in these states include Atlanta, Savannah, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Mobile, Ala., Orlando, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Tallahassee, Fla., Miami, Pensacola, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston, S.C.
“With recent population booms and a rising economy, the Southeast is an exciting development region for Marco’s Pizza,” said Cameron Cummins, Vice President of Franchise Development. “As the Area Representatives that oversee some of Marco’s busiest locations, our team has a proven track record of success. I am confident in the team’s ability to grow the Marco’s Pizza brand, expanding our footprint throughout key markets across the Southeast.”
As the only national franchise chain founded by a native Italian, Marco’s Pizza has carved out a niche in the industry as the expert in authentic Italian pizza, known for its fresh never-frozen dough made daily on site, a proprietary cheese blend that is fresh never-frozen and a secret pizza sauce recipe. With plans to open 175 new stores this year, the 600+ unit company is on track to quadruple its store count in the coming five to seven years. Averaging at least one store opening every other day, 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 www.marcosfranchising.com or call 800-836-2074.
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza 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, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit marcosfranchising.com.
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