TOLEDO, Ohio, January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marco’s Pizza, one of the fastest growing pizza brands in the country, plans to reach $1 billion system-wide annual sales in 2022, after closing 2021 with robust system-wide growth and store-level performance. The 1,000+ unit brand plans to grow to 1,500 units by 2023 with over 200 stores in development today. All this as the brand closes out a year of record sales and continues to post double-digit year-over-year comparable store sales increases. Marco’s believes this performance makes it the fifth-largest pizza brand in the United States, as it aims to be the fourth.
“The success we’ve seen is the result of a collective effort by the incredible franchisees and store-level team members who deliver on our brand promise, our committed support center, our loyal customers and of the management team,” mentioned Tony Libardi, co-CEO and president of Marco’s Pizza. “There has never been a better time for existing and potential franchisees to grow with Marco’s. With many territories available for growth, our development and performance strategy remains focused on finding multi-unit franchisees. that align with our strategy and corporate culture, while continuing to prioritize innovation and maximize profitability at the unit level.”
Marco’s is investing millions of dollars in technological innovations over the next few years as it becomes the fourth largest pizza brand. At its 2021 franchise convention, CXO Steve Seyferth and CIO Rick Stanbridge discussed how Marco’s is navigating this digital world and exploring technologies that create a better customer and employee experience while helping to improve profitability at the corporate level. of the shop.
Marco’s has advanced several innovation initiatives and pilot programs, including the rapid adoption of third-party delivery, the use of AI for voice-to-text ordering, and the generation of automated promise times. It pushes to test robotic kitchen innovations, ghost kitchens, new operational equipment and even simulated drone delivery.
In addition to innovation, Marco’s continues to invest in building its brand through a national, multi-channel advertising program while showcasing its quality products and value offerings. The brand’s creative platform is centered around the slogan ‘Pizza Lovers Get it’ – as the brand has found that its customers share an inordinate amount of love towards Marco’s compared to their competitors’ customers. The brand kicks off 2022 by highlighting its Pepperoni Magnifico pizza, topped with approximately 75 slices of crispy Old World Pepperoni® and classic pepperoni, a generous sprinkle of Romesan seasoning as well as its blend of three fresh cheeses and its original sauce.
The brand’s impressive performance has earned it multiple accolades and accolades: named one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains in 2022 by Newsweek, named in Newsweek’s Best US Customer Service 2022 in the pizza chain category, achieved 4th place on The 10 Fastest Growing Restaurant Business Chains in 2021, ranked No. 42 on QSR’s Top 50, jumped to No. 99 on the 2021 Franchise Times Top 400lled the take-out pizza category in same-store sales growth, appeared five consecutive years Nation’s Restaurant News prestigious Top 500 ranking, named Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine and won second place in the pizza category on Contractor Franchise 500® 2022 ranking.
Marco’s consistent performance, coupled with top level support from the franchise management team, many franchise owners themselves, has resulted in enthusiastic and sophisticated entrepreneurs and multi-unit operators who have flocked to the franchise opportunity. According to FRANdata, a leading research and advisory firm that analyzes the franchise market, Marco’s 2021 FUND score is in the top 1% of all franchise systems evaluated and is in the top three scores for all franchises. QSR marks. The Top 50% of Marco’s franchise stores generated $1,059,574 MUV for 2020*.
For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunities, visit www.marcosfranchising.com or call 866-731-8209.
ABOUT MARCO’S PIZZA
Marco’s Pizza is America’s most loved and trusted pizza brand, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest growing pizza brands in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and strives to provide a high-quality pizza experience, known for its homemade dough and three signature fresh cheeses. 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 Bahamian. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked #2 in the Pizza category of Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 “Franchise 500” ranking and #4 in the fastest growing category of Restaurant Business’ 2021 “Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains” ranking. . Other recent accolades include a debut appearance on Newsweek’s 2022 “America’s Best Customer Service” pizzeria chain list, ranked No. Nation’s Restaurant News.
*Based on the average unit volume of our top 50% franchise stores for fiscal 2020. Based on fiscal 2020, 142 of the category’s 369 franchise stores (38%) met or exceeded this average. This information is contained in point 19 of our 2021 FDD – please refer to our FDD for full financial performance information. Results may differ. There is no guarantee that a franchisee will perform as well.
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