The achievement comes on the heels of record-breaking growth and is due in large part to its people-first culture that has helped catapult its strong performance as America’s No. 5 pizza brand in systemwide sales**. 


To commemorate the achievement, the company has launched the Marco’s Pizza Foundation as an extension of its mission to empower franchisees and team members to make a positive difference in their communities. 


Marco’s has grown from humble beginnings as a small, regional concept to a nationally accredited brand. As it continues to expand its franchise footprint, it will never lose sight of those neighborhoods that have made Marco’s their pizza of choice. It’s because of the brand’s long history working together with communities across the U.S. that the Foundation is now a reality.


Marco’s spans 1,100-plus stores across 33 states with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and has more than 225 stores in various stages of development with more than 350 agreements signed. The leading pizza brand expects strong penetration in all areas of the U.S., particularly growing deeper into Southeast and Southwest regions, to continue, along with plans to further expand outside of the U.S. in 2023.


As franchise development continues to surge, leadership prioritizes investments in enhancing the franchise development program, new technology, personnel, strategic vendor partnerships, multi-channel national advertising, and more – all with an eye on maximizing franchisee profits and growing systemwide sales.


*Marco’s Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza brand based on year-over-year unit growth, according to 2021 NRN Top 500 U.S. Restaurant Ranking LSR Pizza Segment. 


**Marco’s is now the 5th largest pizza brand in systemwide sales, according to 2021 NRN Top 500 US Restaurant Ranking LSR Pizza Segment.