Pizza Chain Has 200-Plus Locations in Development Throughout U.S.
14 May, 2021
Marco's Pizza has signed 88 new franchise agreements since January, along with 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 percent this year, reports Chain Store Age.
Marco’s continues to build out its 200-plus 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," said 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.
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