Marco's Pizza

The Marco's Pizza franchise was founded in 1978 by Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco. The franchise is known for its made-to-order pizzas, specialty pizzas and sub sandwiches. Additionally, the brand also has delicious salads and Cheezybread. It is one of America's fastest growing franchises. Just in the past decade alone, the number of the company's franchised units has more than quadrupled. In 2020, the franchise reached the 1,000  unit mark. This is an impressive milestone for any business. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marco's Pizza has shown strong leadership by ensuring all of its franchisees were equipped to stay open and keep customers safe and coming back for more. 

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Marco's Pizza Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

The pizza industry is a massive business that is stable and showing no signs of growing. In a year, Americans spend over $43 billion on pizza. Experts expect this number to hit over $50 billion in 2023. Not to mention, about 30% of Americans eat pizza at least once a week. If you're interested in investing in a pizza franchise, Marco's Pizza is a great option for you. Founded in in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco,  the company has stayed true to its Italian roots by creating authentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients that keep customers coming back for more. The mark of a great business owner is being adaptive to big changes. Marco's Pizzas exemplifies leadership and being adaptive. For example, the company has enjoyed sustained growth over the past decade, with locations more than quadrupling during that time. Furthermore, the company opened 100 stores both in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, the brand still opened more than 70 new stores and signed commitments for 131 more over the next couple of years. Additionally, the brand ramped up its marketing strategy with national TV advertising in 2019, which was an important milestone for the brand because it enabled the company to continue its upward momentum. That campaign not only drove sales but it also helped to increase brand awareness and consideration for Marco’s Pizza. The company now has an easier time looking for new franchise locations to capture business and ramp up revenue. If getting a piece of the billion dollar pizza industry interests you, investing n Marco's pizza can change your life. 

Company Details

Founded: 1978
First franchise sold: 1979
Canada:  Yes
International: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Marco's Pizza

In terms of support and training, the company has over 150 members who are dedicated to help franchisees with  finding and evaluating locations, offering financing options, IT support to help navigate the technology and Operations Support to help with executing the franchise's operating system. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Marco's Pizza Franchise.

What does a Marco's Pizza Franchise Cost?

Marco's Pizza franchise fees for 2022:

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
Royalty Fee 5.5% 
Ad Royalty Fee 7%
Term of Agreement 10 years

Is Marco's Pizza a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Marco's Pizza is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Marco's Pizza a Home Based franchise?

No. Marco's Pizza is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Marco's Pizza Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Marco's Pizza franchisees make. Marco's Pizza offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Marco's Pizza Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Marco's Pizza franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Marco's Pizza Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Marco's Pizza franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Marco's Pizza Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Marco's Pizza franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Marco's Pizza Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Marco's Pizza franchises for sale. We may have Marco's Pizza franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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