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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#92 Ranked #83 last year
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Initial investment
$183K - $553K
Units as of 2021
1,003 10.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Marco's Pizza

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza
Founded
1978
Parent Company
Marco's Franchising LLC
Leadership
John Butorac Jr. & Tony Libardi, Co-CEOs

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1979 (42 years)
# of employees at HQ
141
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
1,003 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5252 Monroe St., 2nd Fl.
Toledo, OH 43623

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Marco's Pizza franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$183,408 - $552,713
Net Worth Requirement
$450,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee; franchise fee waived for veterans with service-related disabilities
Royalty Fee
5.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
7%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Marco's Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
266 hours
Classroom Training
106 hours
Additional Training
At certified training store
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #92

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #70

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #66

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #93

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #2 in Pizza

Top Food Franchises

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Updated: February 8th, 2021