Marco’s Pizza Announces Aggressive Growth Plans for Iowa

Nation’s Fastest Growing Pizza Franchise to Add 10 New Locations

, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States,
continues its growth in Des Moines with plans to introduce 15 new
locations creating more than 375 new jobs throughout the area. The brand
plans to ramp up growth through a selective strategy and aims to open
the new locations in the next three to five years. There are currently
two thriving locations open in Des Moines.

In addition to the Marco’s Pizza business model indicating the area
would support prosperous Marco’s locations, Des Moines is continuously
ranked as one of the best and most affordable places to live due to its
strong job market and growing population—making it an attractive market
for Marco’s to pursue. Target markets surrounding the greater Des Moines
area include West Des Moines, Waukee, Pella and Oskaloosa.

“Our development in Des Moines is only beginning, which is an exciting
chapter in our growth story. Our team is knowledgeable about the regions
of the untapped state, and poised to bring success to its
entrepreneurs,” said John Ramsey, VP of Franchise Development. “We want
to continue expanding the Marco’s brand in the Midwestern part of the
nation and Des Moines shows every sign for potential success for

As the only national franchise chain founded by a native Italian,
Marco’s Pizza has carved out a niche in the industry as the expert in
authentic Italian pizza, known for its fresh never-frozen dough made
daily on site, a proprietary cheese blend that is fresh never-frozen and
a secret pizza sauce recipe. The 750-plus unit company aims to reach
1,000 locations in 2017. Marco’s Pizza continues to open an average of
one new store every third day, more than doubling its size in less than
five years.

For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchising opportunities, visit
or call 800-836-2074.


Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is the fastest-growing
pizza company in the United States (based on the number of stores signed
into development since 2007). Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian
born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making Italian Pizza
with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a
beloved Ohio brand to operate 750 stores in over 30 states, the Bahamas,
Puerto Rico and India. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 2 on Forbes’ Top
10 Franchises to Invest In in the medium investment range and the No. 2
fastest growing U.S. chain on the Nation’s Restaurant News Top
100 report. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza


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