Marco’s Pizza, one of the fastest-growing pizza companies in the country, has announced a 46-store development deal to expand its presence in the Phoenix metro market over the next six years. The brand’s entire growth goal under this approach is anticipated to be 1,500 units by 2023, which would place Marco’s as the No. 4 brand in the pizza category.
Marco’s Pizza’s 11-year arrangement is spearheaded by a local agent and franchisee, Robert Pina, who joined the business in 2011 in Houston, Texas. Robert presently co-manages development in Houston and San Antonio with his business partner Uyen Tran. As growth and shop expansion continue to accelerate, an additional 25 locations are currently under development in both regions.
Pina has established himself as a top-performing Marco’s franchisee, having previously operated a portfolio of Subway stores. Nonetheless, he is not about to give up anytime soon. By 2028, this new arrangement will bring 46 locations to the greater Phoenix area. Six stores are scheduled to open over the following 18 months, with the first scheduled in Q3 2022 while site selection continues.
Robert says he’s always wanted to expand with Marco’s because it’s such a unique brand. The timing was ideal for pursuing the next opportunity. With only one Marco’s store in the Phoenix DMA, there is an amazing chance to grow the market and provide a high-quality product to this community’s pizza fans. With the proper concept, an established track record, and national advertising assisting in brand awareness expansion, Robert identified an opportune time to accelerate growth.
Marco’s is achieving double-digit same-store sales growth year over year and continues to experiment with new programmes such as investing millions of dollars in technology and innovation to sustain its performance. On course to achieve $1 billion in annual systemwide sales by 2022, enthusiastic and intelligent entrepreneurs and multi-unit operators are flocking to the franchise opportunity, accounting for roughly half of the franchise network.
According to Keith Sizemore, Vice President of Development at Marco’s Pizza, the company places a premium on growth through sophisticated partners that believe in the brand’s power. At least one seasoned, top-performing franchisee committing to 46 new locations represents a significant success for the company. And it is in this setting, Robert’s commitment to operational excellence and growth shows through. Keith and the rest of the crew are ecstatic about Robert and his franchise expansion approach.
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