KANSAS CITY, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, continues its growth in Kansas City with plans to introduce 35 new locations creating more than 700 new jobs throughout the greater Kansas City area. The brand plans to ramp up growth through a selective strategy, bringing these locations to the market within the next 3-5 years. Currently there five thriving locations in the greater Kansas City area.
An up and coming metropolitan area, Kansas City’s steady growth and thriving foodie culture makes it a compelling market for Marco’s to pursue. With a business model indicating market success and a population filled with young, aspiring entrepreneurs, Marco’s Pizza is specifically targeting markets such as Ottawa, Lawrence, Blue Springs and Shawnee for expansion.
“As Kansas City’s appeal continues to grow and attract consumers, now is a prime time to pump up our expansion in the area,” said John Ramsey, VP of Franchise Development. “The market shows every sign for our franchisees to succeed and we look forward to helping local entrepreneurs further introduce the Marco’s food and culture to the area.”
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 http://www.marcosfranchising.com/ or call 800-836-2074.
ABOUT MARCO’S PIZZA
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 visit marcosfranchising.com.