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04/29/2021

Marco’s Pizza pipeline robust with 200-plus locations in development

Marianne Wilson
Editor-in-Chief
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Marco’s Pizza is on the fast track for growth.

The pizza chain has signed 88 new franchise agreements since the start of the year. It has also signed multiple area development deals to bring a total of 20 sites to Colorado, part of a larger strategy to grow its 1,000-plus unit footprint by more than 10% this year.

Marco’s continues to build out its robust pipeline of over 200 locations in various stages of development. The chain is targeting areas such as Austin, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Southern California for expansion.

"Our teams have been busy working to lower unit build-out costs while simultaneously driving higher sales," explained Tony Libardi, co-CEO and president of Marco's Pizza. "This, paired with ease of funding, has created an opportune time for both existing and prospective franchisees to grow with Marco's."

Part of the company’s growth strategy involves placing a focus on multi-unit development as nearly half of the franchise network is made up of multi-unit owners.

"We remained incredibly adaptive during the pandemic – rapid expansion of third-party delivery, new contact-free delivery and curbside pickup options – and that innovation will continue to serve our network well for years to come," added Libardi.

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's operates over 1,000 stores in 34 states, and also has locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.