The Expansion Run for Marco’s Pizza

Marco's Pizza continues its expansion and maintains its commitment to quality and growth.
Marco's Pizza continues its expansion and maintains its commitment to quality and growth.

Marco’s Pizza, the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brand, has been recognized for its historical growth and ongoing aggressive development. The company has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Hall of Fame, which honors franchise brands that have consistently ranked in the Franchise 500 for 25 or more years. Additionally, Marco’s Pizza has been included in the Entrepreneur’s list of fastest-growing brands in 2023.

Tony Libardi, Co-CEO & President of Marco’s Pizza, expressed pride in the recognition, stating that the success of the franchise brand is deeply connected to the success of its franchisees. He emphasized the company’s commitment to continued expansion and growth, highlighting the power of collaboration and a shared vision.

With over 1,100 stores and surpassing $1 billion in annual systemwide sales, Marco’s Pizza has demonstrated strong performance in the market. The company is experiencing rapid franchise expansion, with more than 200 stores in various stages of development and numerous franchise agreements signed. In the past year, Marco’s Pizza opened over 90 stores and awarded 140 franchises, doubling its store footprint in the last six years. The company has identified 4,200 potential locations across the United States.

The foundation of Marco’s Pizza’s ongoing growth lies in its renowned high-quality pizza, made with scratch-made dough and three fresh signature cheeses. The company’s commitment to providing a superior product has been instrumental in its ability to scale and attract customers. With prime territories throughout the country, Marco’s Pizza is well-positioned for further growth.

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking has been evaluating and ranking franchise opportunities for 44 years. The ranking considers various factors such as costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial stability. This year, 1,321 companies vied for a spot in the top 500, with only 49 franchise brands achieving a ranking for 25 consecutive years or more and earning a place in the Hall of Fame.

Liane Caruso, Entrepreneur Senior Vice President of Franchising, commended the brands that have consistently demonstrated commitment to growth, franchisees, and communities. She acknowledged the highly competitive nature of the Franchise 500 ranking and the accomplishment of maintaining a spot year after year.

The Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking is based on net franchise unit growth in the United States and Canada from July 31, 2021, to July 31, 2022. Marco’s Pizza’s inclusion in this list further highlights its impressive growth trajectory.

Marco’s Pizza’s recognition in the Franchise 500 Hall of Fame and as one of the fastest-growing franchises underscores its position as a top player in the industry. The company’s commitment to quality, expansion, and collaboration has propelled its success and solidified its reputation as a leading pizza brand.

For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunities, interested individuals can visit their website or contact Shannon Iverson, Vice President of Franchise Sales. Marco’s Pizza continues to attract entrepreneurs looking to be part of a successful and fast-growing brand.

As Marco’s Pizza continues its expansion and maintains its commitment to quality and growth, it is poised to cement its position as a dominant player in the pizza industry.

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