Marco’s Pizza® Promotes 30 Plus-Year Industry Veteran Kristin Corcoran to Chief Legal Counsel
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Marco’s Pizza® Promotes 30 Plus-Year Industry Veteran Kristin Corcoran to Chief Legal Counsel

One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Pizza Brands Appoints New Head of the Legal Department

May 14, 2024 // // TOLEDO - Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, appoints franchising law veteran, Kristin Corcoran, to Chief Legal Counsel. This news comes on the heels of another C-Suite promotion with John Meyers as Chief Operating Officer as well as several significant appointments on the marketing team.

Corcoran boasts an impressive 30-plus-year history of providing legal counsel specifically within the franchising industry, handling both domestic and international legal matters at leading organizations such as DLA Piper N.A. and the franchisor of Subway restaurants. She was also the co-founding partner of Appleby & Corcoran, LLC, which provided legal counsel to franchisor clients.

“The opportunity to serve at a leading franchise such as Marco's – a brand with an outstanding culture and a rapidly expanding footprint – has been a unique and exciting experience,” said Corcoran. “Since I joined Marco’s, the brand has made significant strides in furthering its growth, and I look forward to continuing our momentum for years to come.”

Prior to her appointment to Chief Legal Counsel, Corcoran served as Marco’s Vice President of Corporate Counsel. In her new role, she will serve as the primary legal advisor to the company, providing day-to-day direction to her team and working closely with the leadership team and various department heads. Using her decades of knowledge in both the restaurant and franchising space, Corcoran delivers strategic legal advice to keep Marco’s moving on an upward trajectory.

"Kristin's legal expertise has made a profound impact on Marco’s throughout her time with the brand," said Tony Libardi, Co-CEO & President of Marco’s Pizza. "Her leadership, knowledge, and contributions have been instrumental as we roll out new initiatives that benefit both our franchisees and customers. She has been a tremendous asset and addition to our executive team, and I look forward to seeing her continue to bring invaluable experience and perspective as we embark on our next era of growth."

This appointment comes at a pivotal time for the leadership team as they strengthen their strong development support system, which includes technology and tools to help identify territories for expansion, plus support in real estate, construction management, field operations, and information related to financing. FRANdata, a leading research and advisory firm that analyzes the franchise market, reports Marco’s 2023 FUND Score of 895 is in the top 1% of all evaluated franchise systems and is among the top three scores for all QSR brands.

The brand’s impressive performance has earned multiple awards and recognition: Ranking in Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Customer Service in the pizza chains category, earning a spot on QSR’s Top 50, appearing on Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious Top 500 ranking, and most recently claiming the No. 48 spot onEntrepreneur’s 2024 Franchise 500® ranking.

For more information Marco's Pizza franchise opportunities, visit or contact Jamie Cecil at or 866-731-8209.

About Marco’s Pizza

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 1,200 stores in 34 states with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 48 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2024 “Franchise 500” ranking. Other recent accolades include a high ranking on Newsweek’s 2023 “America’s Best Customer Service” in pizza chains list, earning a spot on QSR’s Top 50, and being featured on Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious “Top 500” ranking.

SOURCE Marco’s Pizza


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