Rank no. 103 – Marco’s Franchising LLC – US
Products & Services: Pizza, sub sandwiches, wings, cheese bread
Number of Locations: 380
Total Investment: $206.55K – 396.54K
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.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
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).
|FINANCING TYPE||IN-HOUSE||THIRD PARTY|
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
|Type||Limited liability company|
|Founded||1978, Toledo, Ohio|
|Key people||Pasquale Giammarco, Founder
Jack Butorac, President and CEO
Dave Black, Executive Vice President of Operations
Marco’s Pizza, operated by Marco’s Franchising, LLC, is a restaurant chain and interstate franchise based in Toledo, Ohio that specializes in Italian-American cuisine. The first store is in Oregon, Ohio at Starr Avenue and Wheeling Street. It was founded by Italianimmigrant Pasquale “Pat" Giammarco in 1978. More than 250 company-owned and franchised Marco’s Pizza locations are in operation in 21 U.S. states and the Bahamas.
In 2007, Marco’s Pizza moved from 31st to 30th largest pizza chain in the United States, with 158 locations and $77,250,000 in sales. As of 2010, it ranks among the top 25 pizza chains in the United States. Marco’s Pizza is currently listed among Marketing Quarterly’s Top 25 Pizza Chains. The business operates locations in Alabama, Arizona,Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky,Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as the Bahamas. For 2007, they posted an overall 6% sales growth rate, 12% for company-managed stores, and planned to open fifty to sixty new stores over the course of 2008. Marco’s Pizza plans to operate at least 500 locations, covering most states, by 2010. More than 900 new Marco’s locations have been signed, which means the company will quadruple its store count in the coming years. Certain store locations are available with online ordering and payment.