Marco’s Pizza Franchise Announces Expansion Plans for Dallas/Fort Worth Region

One of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza franchise chains seeks to partner with entrepreneurs in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, region


Marco’s Pizza franchise seeks to partner with entrepreneurs to open restaurants like this one in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, region.

They say that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” which holds true for pizza, too. Marco’s Pizza® franchise is ready to grab a slice of the growing pizza market in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. According to the latest population estimates, this area added more new residents last year than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Marco’s Pizza franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action — which just keeps getting bigger.

Why Dallas/Fort Worth? Why now?

As the general population grows, so does the Dallas/Fort Worth economy. In 2015, Dallas was named the No. 1 most pro-business city in the U.S. by Marketwatch and the second-best U.S. city for small business by Thumbtack — making it an excellent region for opening a Marco’s Pizza franchise.

The region is home to several colleges and universities, as well as Fortune 500 companies like American Airlines and AT&T. Busy business travelers and tourists visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area — not to mention area residents — want dining options, making it an ideal location for Marco’s Pizza.

Marco’s has aggressive growth plans for Texas, looking to open 45 additional locations in the Lone Star State over the next four years under the leadership of Justin Tarrant and Robert Piña, both Area Representatives and multi-unit franchisees with a collective 10 years of Marco’s Pizza experience. The newest Lone Star State location is in Coppell, Texas.

“We are still at the ground floor of our development in the Lone Star State, making it an exciting expansion region for us,” said Cameron Cummins, Chief Development Officer at Marco’s Pizza.

Marco’s Pizza growth outpaces pizza industry

Marco’s Pizza has the fastest-growing unit growth, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, who named the beloved pizza franchise as part of its Second 100 List — an analysis of businesses that are smaller but are focusing on growing around the nation.

The publication states that while the pizza industry is mature and growth is limited, Marco’s Pizza is the exception. Not only is Marco’s growing faster than other pizza franchises, currently on pace to open its 1,000th location by the end of 2017, Marco’s Pizza sales growth also is higher than any other pizza franchise. The publication reports that Marco’s Pizza sales growth is tops for system-wide sales in the Second 100 pizza segment.

Marco's Pizza franchise requires passion

Franchisees train for several weeks in a state-of-the-art kitchen at Marco’s University.

Marco’s Pizza franchise seeks friendly, passionate entrepreneurs in the Dallas/Fort Worth region

Once customers try Marco’s Pizza’s Ah!thentic Italian Pizza® — fresh-made with delectable cheeses, meats and vegetables — they’re hooked. Marco’s has prime locations available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for entrepreneurs to start building their franchise restaurants and loyal customer base.

“Our franchisees come from a remarkably wide variety of backgrounds. But there’s a common thread among our franchisees — passion for the Marco’s product. Almost half of them were Marco’s consumers first. They fell in love with our product,” Cameron says.

Marco’s Pizza is seeking quality franchisees who are committed to making their franchises places where customers want to buy fresh, delectable pizza — welcoming, friendly individuals who remember customers’ names and are passionate about the Marco’s product. The investment required to start a Marco’s Pizza franchise is typically about $350,000. The pizza franchise is looking for people who have a net worth of $350,000 and a minimum liquidity of $100,000.

Previous restaurant experience is not necessary to open a Marco’s Pizza. The company’s team of veteran pizza executives has experience growing brands and is always ready to help franchisees throughout their careers.

Marco’s Pizza franchise supports and trains franchise owners

In an eight-week training program, franchisees learn how to make the perfect pizza in the company’s state-of-the-art kitchen at Marco’s University.
In addition to teaching about the product and how it is made, the company helps franchisees learn to manage the business side of the franchise. Franchisees learn how to train staff, manage finances and study market analysis, as well as learn the leasing issues and marketing savvy needed to be successful.

Marco’s prides itself in making the best pizza money can buy. Pizzas are hand-made in the Italian tradition. They use fresh, never-frozen cheeses, make the dough in stores daily and top it with only premium meats and vegetables.

Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain started by a native Italian. Marco’s has enjoyed stunning growth in recent years and is on pace to open 1,000 restaurants by the end of 2017. The brand’s proven business model and sustainable growth have been heralded by the likes of Forbes, Consumer Reports, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News.

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