Now the fastest growing pizza company in the country, Marco's offers an artisan pie created with the fresh dough and the highest quality ingredients delivered to your home in about half an hour. We are dedicated to producing the best delivery pizza money can buy.
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What is Marco's Pizza?
Fed up with the lack of good-quality delivery pizza, Italian-born Marco’s founder, Pat Giammarco, sought to create an authentic Italian pizza — an artisan pie created with the fresh dough and the highest quality ingredients delivered to your home in about half an hour. Delivery pizza is a highly competitive industry, and he believed if people could get a better-tasting pizza for the same price they usually pay, they would keep coming back. Thirty years and several hundred franc hises later, Marco’s has become one of the top delivery pizza franchises and is giving the bigger delivery pizza brands a serious run for their money.
What makes Marco’s unique is the dedication to producing the best delivery pizza money can buy. Customers may order a delivery or takeout pizza because it is inexpensive and convenient, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want great taste. At Marco’s, we believe a delivery pizza can be as good as an artisan pizza from a gourmet pizza shop and still be convenient and affordable.
The other pizza chains do business like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s do, appealing to a more price-sensitive customer. Marco’s more closely resembles Five Guys Burgers and Fries – still offering a fast and inexpensive meal but one that is much higher quality. We may charge a little bit more, but like a Five Guys burger, our pizza is worth it.
If you’re passionate about quality and want to join a well established and rapidly growing brand, Marco’s may be right for you.
How Is Marco's Different than our Competitors?
If you asked 100 people what their favorite pizza is, you’d probably get a hundred different answers. But if you let 100 people sample Marco’s specialty pizzas alongside its competitors, the majority of them would choose Marco’s.Quality.
When we hired the Procter & Gamble Test Kitchen, MRSI, to conduct a four- month study with focus groups, 72% of people who tried Marco’s pizza said they’d purchase it again —more than twice the intent to repurchase of the other pizza delivery franchises the kitchen tested.
Founder Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco spent his early childhood in Italy, where people used only the best, freshest ingredients available. Pat wanted his own brand of pizza to be made in the same authentic Italian way.
We pay attention to quality in our other menu items, too, from our CheezyBread and CinnaSquares to our wings, salads and subs. Marco’s is an affordable luxury; Marco’s costs a couple of bucks more than the other guys, but our customers know we’re worth it.
Think about it. For about $4 a person, you get a mass-produced, “fast food” quality pizza. For about $5 a person at Marco’s, you get an authentic Italian pizzeria-quality product. Which would you rather have?
That’s why we’re growing.
The business world is starting to take notice:
- Marco’s is now the fastest growing pizza company in the country.
- Marco’s was ranked No. 95onEntrepreneurmagazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 list in 2015.
- Franchise Business Review included Marco’s on its annual Top 200, a list of the best systems for franchisee satisfaction.
- Nations Restaurant Newsranked Marco’s 144 out of it’s top 200 restaurant chains, and also as the eighth fastest growing chain in 2015.
- Marco’s was ranked 12th on the Top 100 Pizza Companies in the United State byPizza Todaymagazine in 2014.
Are You the Right Fit?
“Almost half of our franchisees were consumers first; 100% of the people in our organization are in our organization because they love our product,” says Cameron Cummins, Marco’s vice president of Franchise Development. “If somebody’s on the fence, the first question we ask them is if they’ve had the pizza. If they say no, we direct them to the nearest Marco’s.”
The ideal Marco’s franchisees are:
- PASSIONATE.Says CEO Jack Butorac, “I’d rather have someone who has the passion, because that person’s going to make good money.”
- Business-minded. We can teach you the pizza business. In fact, we will teach you everything about the Marco’s methods of making pizza during six to eight weeks in a certified training store. But it helps to have a background in management, even if it’s not in the restaurant business.
- Community-oriented. Like any successful business, Marco’s thrives when its owners are involved in their communities. Marco’s owners work with their local schools, other businesses, sports teams and more. Whether it’s donating to charities, working with Little League or getting involved with churches or Scouts, there are unlimited ways to make your Marco’s franchise an integral part of the place you live in. A business that supports its community, after all, will get community support in return.
- Team players. Marco’s owners are a tight, cohesive bunch who regularly get together at conferences and share best practices.
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