July 18, 2016 // Franchising.com // TOLEDO, Oh. – Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, has successfully closed out the first half of 2016 with continued exponential growth and a series of prestigious awards and rankings. Most notably, Marco’s opened its milestone 700th store following one of its strongest first quarters in company history earlier this year, and is approaching the 1,000 location mark with an aim for 2017.
Recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 2 on Forbes’ Top 10 Franchises to Invest In for the medium investment rage category, and debuted on the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 report as the No. 2 fastest growing U.S. chain. Additionally, the brand appeared several times on Technomic’s Top 500 Chains report as the No. 14 chain with the biggest sales growth in 2015, No. 8 in the pizza sales growth category, No. 92 in the overall Top 500 Chains report, and was recognized as the second fastest growing limited-service chain.
“We’ve reached an incredible amount of milestones in 2016 so far. We’re humbled by the recognition we’ve received for our dedication to the overall success of this brand,” said Bryon Stephens, president and chief operating officer for Marco’s Pizza. “These accolades are a direct result of the hard work of our franchise partners, our home office team and store employees. We are in a great place.”
Opening a new store every three days, Marco’s Pizza has seen a 25.5 percent increase in estimated sales per unit and is on pace to add 150 new locations this year. Marco’s Pizza’s rapid growth is a result of its strong corporate backing, ability to take market share, unit-level profitability, high Italian food standards as well as capability to attract top talent among its franchisees and corporate staff.
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. 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 United States (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 750 stores in 35 states, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and India. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 2 on Forbes’ Top 10 Franchises to Invest In in the medium investment rage and the No. 2 fastest growing U.S. chain on the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 report. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit marcosfranchising.com
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