Marco’s Pizza still growing during pandemic

We opened 36 new restaurants in the first 8 months of this year, most of them since mid-March despite pandemic

A line of people with surgical masks around some of their necks smile and cut a ribbon with an oversized pair of scissors in front of a new Marco’s pizza business.

A Marco’s Pizza opened in Gallatin, TN, on June 27, one of 36 new locations this year.

Not every business has suffered since the pandemic, and Marco’s is especially grateful that the pizza business continues to boom. We’ve seen increased customer demand, record-level sales and even ongoing franchise growth.

We’re celebrating the fact that we’ve opened 36 new Marco’s Pizza locations and re-opened 4 units since the first of the year — between Jan. 2 and Aug. 11, to be precise. 

Here’s a list of the locations that have opened or re-opened since the beginning of the year; some cities have multiple locations opened by different franchise owners.

  • Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico*
  • Katy, TX***
  • San Antonio, TX*
  • Clemson, SC*
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Bairoa Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Middleburg Heights, OH***
  • Las Vegas, NV*
  • Colonial Heights, VA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • College Station, TX
  • Spanish Fort, AL
  • Longview, TX*
  • Houston, TX
  • Garner, NC
  • Cary – Green Level Church, NC
  • Apopka, FL***
  • LaVergne, TN*
  • Los Angeles, CA*
  • Phoenix City, AL
  • Richmond Hills, GA
  • Jacksonville (Yulee), FL*
  • Las Vegas – Cactus & Decatur, NV
  • New Braunfels , TX
  • Clairmont, FL
  • Marietta, GA***
  • Garland, TX
  • Marietta, GA
  • San Antonio – Bulverde & Evan, TX
  • Gallatin, TN
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Ponce Bypass, Puerto Rico*
  • Live Oak (Booker Road), TX*
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Canton , MI
  • Easley, SC
  • Greensboro, GA*
  • Boerne , TX
  • Cayey, Puerto Rico*
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico*

*Indicates a first-time investment by a new franchisee


***Indicates reopens


All but one of the new stores are franchisee-owned. Six are in Puerto Rico, a U.S. unincorporated territory; 12 are in Texas; four in Georgia; three each in South Carolina and Florida; two each in Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio; and one each in Alabama, Arizona, Michigan and Virginia.

Own a Marco’s franchise

While 2020 continues to present challenges, Marco’s is excited about this chapter of growth, introducing our authentic Italian-quality food standards to both existing and new markets.

Marco’s Pizza has many viable opportunities for continued growth nationwide. We offer strong franchise support from experienced leadership, unit-level profitability and the capability to attract top talent among franchisees.

Learn more about Marco’s franchise

You could own a thriving pizza business with one of the nation’s top franchise brands. If you’d like to learn more about the multi-unit franchise opportunities with Marco’s, we welcome you to fill out the form below to download our free Franchise Information Report. Single-unit opportunities may also be available.