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Nation's Fastest-Growing Pizza Franchise Reaches 500th Store Milestone

In Less Than Five Years, Marcos' Pizza More Than Doubles in Size
    TOLEDO, OH, July 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, has more than doubled its size in less than five years, and recently celebrated its milestone 500th store, which opened in Wilmington, NC.

With plans to open 200 new stores this year, averaging one new store opening every other day, the company is on track to quadruple its store count in the coming 5-7 years. Recently, Marco's Pizza finalized deals to open 400 stores in India over the next 10 years, as well as 40 stores in Puerto Rico over the next nine years. By the end of the year, the company will have more than 600 restaurants open in three countries.

"Due to our strong company culture, exceptional franchise owners and corporate team, Marco's Pizza has been able to experience phenomenal growth and continues to hit major milestones such as our 500th store," said Bryon Stephens, President and COO of Marco's Pizza. "Our motto is that culture eats strategy for breakfast and we've focused on building a culture of accountability. As we further our expansion efforts both domestically and internationally, having a company culture in which everyone embraces accountable behavior and will help us achieve additional growth goals."

Marco's Pizza serves the expanding $40 billion U.S. pizza market that continues to grow at a rate of 1 and 2 percent per year. The company's success and rapid growth is a result of its strong corporate backing, ability to take market share, its Italian food standards as well as its capability to attract top talent among its franchisees and corporate staff. As a result, Marco's Pizza has received high praise from Entrepreneur Magazine and AllBusiness.com which ranked Marco's in the top 10 Allstar franchise systems. Most recently, Marco's Pizza ranked as number 2 on the Nation's Restaurant News' second 100 top 10 newcomers.

As the only national franchise founded by a native Italian, Marco's Pizza has carved out a niche in the industry as experts 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 and employment opportunities, visit marcosfranchising.com.

About Marco's Pizza:
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (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 more than 500 stores in 35 states, and the Bahamas. Marco's Pizza recently took the no. 3 spot in Consumer Reports' pizza category restaurant rankings and was no. 8 on Franchise Times' "2014 Fast and Serious" list. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco's Pizza visit marcosfranchising.com.


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