Marco’s Pizza hits $1 billion in annual sales

Marco’s Pizza has announced that it has officially passed the $1 billion mark in annual system-wide sales. The achievement follows record growth that catapulted its strong performance as the #5 pizza brand in the United States by system-wide sales.

To commemorate this achievement, the company is launching the Marco’s Pizza Foundation as an extension of its mission to empower franchisees and team members to make a positive difference in their communities. The new effort marks a deeper commitment to unifying Marco’s as it brings the brand, its franchisees and the communities it serves together under a common cause.

“We are very pleased to have crossed the $1 billion mark in annual sales and owe a huge thank you to our loyal customers and to all of our franchisees and store-level team members who deliver on the promise of our brand,” says Tony Libardi. , co-CEO and president of Marco’s Pizza. “We’ve grown from humble beginnings as a small regional concept to a nationally accredited brand, and as we continue to expand our footprint, we’ll never lose sight of the neighborhoods that made Marco their pizza. of choice. It is through our long history of working with communities across the United States that the Foundation is now a reality.

The Marco’s Pizza Foundation will bring people together to nurture and nurture local communities and serve as a catalyst for collaboration to make the world a better place, little by little. The Foundation will support four key pillars: school and education, hunger prevention and nutrition, workforce development and entrepreneurship.

From delivering free meals to healthcare workers and first responders, providing lunches to local schools, raising funds to support local organizations and more, there are countless examples of the how Marco’s stores have continually escalated and demonstrated true community involvement. By creating the Foundation, Marco’s can do more together and have an even greater impact.

Marco’s now has 1,100 stores in 33 states, with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

With strong growth and performance, Marco’s now aims to become the #4 brand in pizza, as it saw a 12.8% increase in average unit volume (AUV) year-over-year , and Marco’s top 50% franchised stores generated $1,198,201 AUV for 2021.

Marco’s franchise expansion also continues to accelerate with over 200 stores in various stages of development. Company management is prioritizing investment in improving the franchise development program, new technologies, personnel, strategic supplier partnerships, national multi-channel advertising, etc., all with the aim of to maximize franchisee profits while meeting the needs of today’s modern customers.

For example, Marco’s recently announced the investment of millions of dollars in technology innovations over the next few years designed to create business efficiencies, maximize order growth and improve customer experience. Investment areas include AI-enabled voice-to-text ordering and automated promise times, integration with third-party delivery services, migration to a 100% cloud-based order management system, as well as as testing automated kitchen innovations and new operational equipment.

“Marco’s wouldn’t reach this milestone if our entire team didn’t come together to deliver a strong business model, quality food, exceptional service and compassion to our communities,” Libardi says. “From franchise support staff, to store owners, team members and everyone in between, our accomplishments are the result of a collective dedication to our mission and local communities.”

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