Marco’s Pizza Adds Flavor with John Meyers as COO, Infusing Innovation and Excellence into Every Slice

Marco's Pizza Adds Flavor with John Meyers as COO, Infusing Innovation and Excellence into Every Slice
Marco's Pizza Adds Flavor with John Meyers as COO, Infusing Innovation and Excellence into Every Slice

Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, has appointed John Meyers, a seasoned veteran in the restaurant and hospitality industry, as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Meyers brings over 25 years of experience, marked by innovation and collaboration, from leading organizations such as Darden Restaurants and The Walt Disney Company.

In his previous role as Marco’s Senior Vice President of Finance & Business Intelligence, Meyers showcased his strategic acumen by leveraging data and analytics to streamline restaurant operations and enhance profitability. Now, as COO, he oversees various departments including technology, supply chain, and operations, with a focus on empowering front-line team members to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Meyers emphasizes the importance of employee satisfaction and its direct impact on customer service. He believes that empowering employees to turn customers’ days around, even in small ways, not only enhances the customer experience but also boosts job satisfaction and retention.

Expressing his commitment to Marco’s Pizza, Meyers highlights the brand’s dedication to using top-quality ingredients and fresh, made-from-scratch dough to ensure a memorable dining experience for customers. He aims to uphold this high standard of quality while driving operational excellence and contributing to the brand’s continued growth.

Tony Libardi, Co-CEO and President of Marco’s Pizza, praises Meyers for his exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and commitment to the brand’s values. Libardi expresses confidence in Meyers’ ability to drive operational excellence and elevate the brand to new heights, citing his invaluable contributions to the company’s success.

Meyers’ appointment as COO comes at a pivotal time for Marco’s Pizza as they strengthen their development support system, focusing on technology and tools to identify expansion opportunities and support franchisees in areas such as real estate, construction management, and financing.

Marco’s Pizza’s impressive performance has earned it recognition in various industry rankings and awards. The brand ranked in Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Customer Service in the pizza chains category, secured a spot on QSR’s Top 50 list, and appeared on Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious Top 500 ranking. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza claimed the No. 48 spot on Entrepreneur’s 2024 Franchise 500® ranking.

For those interested in Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunities, detailed information can be found on their website or by contacting Beth Heminger directly. Marco’s Pizza continues to expand its footprint across the United States, delivering high-quality pizza experiences rooted in fresh ingredients and a commitment to excellence.

About Marco’s Pizza: Founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco, Marco’s Pizza is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, and has grown to become one of the fastest-growing pizza brands in the United States. Known for its dough made from scratch and three fresh signature cheeses, Marco’s Pizza operates over 1,200 stores in 34 states, with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. The brand’s dedication to quality and customer satisfaction has earned it accolades and rankings in various industry publications, reaffirming its position as a leader in the pizza industry.

Based on the Average Sales Volume of the top 50% of our Franchised Stores for our fiscal year 2022. Based on our fiscal year 2022, 160 of 414 Franchised Stores in the category (or 39%) met or exceeded this average. This information appears in Item 19 of our 2023 FDD – please refer to our FDD for complete information on financial performance. Results may differ. There is no assurance that any franchisee will perform as well.

SOURCE Marco’s Pizza

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