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Franchise Interviews Meets with Marco's Pizza


We have a great show today. It was almost a decade ago we interviewed Marco's Pizza. We invited John Ramsay, the Vice President of
Franchise Development Services to come back and give us an update. Since 2008, Marco's Pizza has continued to open an average 2-3 new locations every week, exploding from 200 to over 800 locations in just six years.
At Marco's, they pride themselves on ah-uthentic Italian artisan pizza, made with fresh, real ingredients and dough made in the store daily. At a time when 91% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month, more people are choosing the quality pizza we've built our brand on.

Marco's Pizza
Franchise Interviews Meets with Marco's Pizza

Pat Giammarco moved to the States from Italy with his Parents when he was 9 years old.  Few years later, he worked at his Family Pizzeria with his father.  From there, the path was paved, he embarked on a mission to make the best pizza in the market place… of course with a little help from his Father’s recipe. 

From there, the first Marco's Pizza store opened in Toledo, Ohio in 1978.  Marco’s Pizza® stores offer pizza, hot sub sandwiches, salads, and cheezybread for carryout and delivery. Click 
here to listen to the show. 


Marco's Pizza
Franchise Interviews welcomes back Marco's pizza.

In part 1, we will meet with Tom Portesy, the President of Mart Franchise Venture Expositions --- the producers of franchise shows. Tom will talk about what can be gained in attending or exhibiting. In segments 2 and 3, we are meeting with Jack Butorac, the Chief Executive Officer of Marco's Pizza, and Kevin Wilkerson, Area Representative of Marco's Pizza. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco's was founded in 1978 by Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and is committed to making Ah! thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. Learn more by listening to the show.