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Marco's Pizza to expand in Ohio, Indiana through new franchise deal

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Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s operates approximately 1,200 stores in 34 states.

Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza is continuing to grow its footprint in the Midwest.

The chain has announced a new 15-unit franchise agreement that will open new locations in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. The agreement also includes the resale of nine locations in northwest Ohio.

The franchise group behind this signed agreement, Grube, Inc., has an extensive food service portfolio, including 67 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in eight states and one Rusty Taco location in Maumee, Ohio.

“I have the utmost confidence in this new journey with Marco's Pizza, as our team is committed to upholding the traditions of quality products, fresh ingredients, and a tight-knit community that makes Marco’s so special,” stated Steve Grube, president of Grube, Inc. “This deal marks a significant milestone for the Grube team as we enter the pizza market and expand our portfolio to reach more than 75 units, while deepening our footprint in the Midwest.”

The new Midwest stores are just the latest on the expansion front for Marco’s. In March, the chain agreed to a 50-unit master franchise deal to bring the chain to Mexico City, the largest city in North America. 

Earlier this year, Marco’s shared plans to expand in Idaho with four new stores. Prior to that announcement, the pizza chain reached an expansion milestone by opening its 1,200th location.

“In alignment with our development strategy for multi-unit growth, this signed agreement puts Marco’s on the fast track to reaching our growth goals,” said Gerardo Flores, chief development officer at Marco’s Pizza. “The Grube team is a remarkable addition to the Marco’s team as they have a proven track record of elevating other brands in their portfolio. We look forward to watching them foster sustained growth in new and existing markets.”

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s operates approximately 1,200 stores in 34 states with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

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