Marco’s makes list of Top 200+ franchises in the annual ‘Franchise Times’ ranking

Marco’s Pizza has capped a strong year for sales and growth by being ranked on Franchise Times’ list of the Top 200+ franchises.

The Franchise Times Top 200+ conducts five months of research to put together the annual listing. Companies are evaluated on systemwide sales for the previous year, and each brand’s most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is reviewed. This year is the 21st year Franchise Times has published the list.

Why Marco’s is a top-ranking franchise investment

Marco’s recently reached the 1,000-store mark, thanks to the hard work of our franchise owners, team members and leadership team. We’re one of the largest pizza franchises in the country, and estimate we’ll double our footprint over the next five years. 

Unlike the handful of pizza brands larger than us, new franchisees still benefit from prime territory availability and multiple opportunities for multi-unit expansion. And unlike smaller competitors, Marco’s invests in national television advertising to drive sales and increase brand awareness for franchisees entering new markets. If you are looking for a proven brand poised for growth, the timing is excellent.

As part of our 1,000-store celebration, we profiled some of the franchise owners who were in contention to open the milestone 1,000th location. You can see in those stories the kind of people who have contributed to our record-breaking sales in 2020 as well as our overall continued success. You can read below about:

Marco's Pizza franchisees Brandon Hudson, foreground, and Damion Mason assemble a pizza on the counter in back of a Marco's..

Marco’s Pizza franchisees Brandon Hudson, foreground, and Damion Mason.

Strong leadership

Led by President and COO Tony Libardi, Marco’s Pizza focuses on people before profits. Our People-First philosophy starts at the top and is embraced by every team member. Libardi believes in putting his team first, listening to what franchisees and team members say they need to run a successful business.

“Leaders who empathize with their people and put their team first are the ones who succeed,” Libardi told Forbes magazine recently.

That’s why, during a pandemic, we’ve signed 89 new store agreements, achieved multiple weeks of record sales and have been able to face whatever challenges are thrown at us with realism and optimism.

Learn more about Marco’s franchise

If you’d like to learn more about Marco’s franchise opportunities, we welcome you to explore the brand on our website. Fill out this form to request your free Franchise Information Report.