Marco’s Pizza® Announces Cleveland Franchise Development Plans and Aims to Add Five Stores by 2025


CLEVELAND, August 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Marco’s Pizza, one of the fastest growing pizza brands in the country, announces its expansion strategy for the largest Cleveland zone, detailing plans to add five new stores to the market by 2025 by partnering with qualified franchisees. Nationally, the pizza brand has signed more than 98 franchise agreements since the start of the year, with more than 200 stores in various stages of development, as Marco’s aims to grow its footprint by more than 1,000. units over 10% this year.

The fast growing pizza brand is experiencing explosive growth, record sales, and continues to innovate and pilot new programs to sustain its performance. By opening a new store every three and a half days on average, the Top 50% of its franchise stores generated $ 1,059,574 AUV for 2020 *.

Marco’s operates in the largest Cleveland market since 1989, now with 50 successful locations. With growing brand awareness and open real estate in key available territories, Marco’s is looking for practical operators and experienced investors to join its winning team and expand into this established market. Zone representatives Matt Baker, Ashley jones and Mike Jaynes have identified five target areas for expansion:

  • Brecksville/Broadview heights
  • Dover/New Philadelphia
  • Fairlawn
  • Ashtabula
  • Ohio City

“We are looking for candidates who are passionate not only about Marco’s Pizza as a brand, but also about their commitment to the community,” said Baker. “We are a beloved brand throughout this region and we want to be sure to grow with franchise partners who share our passion for the community. Although we have identified these markets as preferred development markets, we are open to other areas in greater ClevelandAkronCanton of Ohio as well as.”

Baker has been Marco’s regional representative for 10 years and a franchisee for over 15 years, but most notably, he’s been with the company since the 1980s when he was just a teenager. Today, he and his business partners – Jones and Jaynes – are the area representatives for 14 stores in the Cleveland territory.

“The secret to our franchisees’ satisfaction in our market has been support,” said Baker. “My team and I visit each site regularly to maximize performance and manage profitability. This means that our franchisees are supported by our team 24/7. We are passionate about Marco’s and our people – helping them reach their full potential and ultimately build a sustainable business. ”

For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunities, visit or call 866-731-8209.

Marco’s Pizza is America’s Most Beloved and Trusted Pizza Brand, 2019 Harris EquiTrend Survey Says® To study. Based at Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest growing pizza companies in United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives on making authentic, quality Italian pizzas with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 1,000 stores in 34 states with locations in Porto Rico and the Bahamas. More recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked # 2 in the Pizza category in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2020 “Franchise 500” ranking and # 6 in the largest pizza chain category in Restaurant’s “Top 500 Chains” 2020 ranking. Business. Other recent accolades include ranking # 4 in Forbes 2019 “Best Franchises to Buy” for Small / Medium Investments and ranking five consecutive years in Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious “Top 200” ranking.

* Based on the average unit volume of the top 50% of our franchise stores for fiscal 2020. Based on fiscal 2020, 142 of the 369 franchise stores in the category (38%) met or exceeded this average. This information appears in article 19 of our FDD 2021 – please refer to our FDD for complete information on financial performance. The results may differ. There is no guarantee that a franchisee will perform as well.

SOURCE Marco’s Pizza


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