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Marco's Franchising LLC

2014 Franchise 500
#104
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, subs, wings, cheese bread

Number of Locations: 523

Total Investment: $207.8K - $530.8K

Founded: 1978

Began Franchising: 1979

About Marco's Franchising LLC

Marco's Pizza franchisees sell made-to-order pizzas, specialty pizzas and submarine sandwiches, as well as salad and Cheezybread.

Marco's was founded in 1978 by Italian born Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 520 0 3 0
2013 376 0 4 0
2012 330 0 4 0
2011 250 0 3 0
2010 217 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $207,782 - $530,782
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Operations
60% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 6-8 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1-2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #104 (2014), #103 (2013), #113 (2012), #127 (2011), #200 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #34 (2014), #49 (2013), #64 (2012), #80 (2011), #95 (2010),
America's Top Global: #100 (2013), #95 (2012),

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