TOLEDO, Ohio & NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marco’s Franchising LLC and FoodTec Solutions, Inc. today announced their expanding relationship for technology including point-of-sale, delivery, back office, on-line ordering, mobile apps, and various other applications.
The new agreement between Marco’s Franchising LLC and FoodTec provides Marco’s Pizza franchisees, as well as company-owned restaurants, a single technology platform that competes very effectively in the market to drive revenue, control operations, and reduce costs. The FoodTec platform provides Marco’s with cloud-based solutions as well as a resilient POS solution at store level. With the integration of FoodTec’s Target Market, On-Line Ordering, Customer Apps, and Delivery IQ solutions, Marco’s will have a single integrated solution across its entire enterprise of approximately 1000 stores and growing rapidly.
“Over the past several years, FoodTec has demonstrated its commitment to Marco’s Pizza in several hundred stores. After extensive due diligence, we have determined that their latest technology will generate significant benefits to all our operators,” said Jack Butorac, Chairman and CEO of Marco’s Franchising LLC.
“This technology initiative will enable Marco’s Pizza to implement new and constantly changing marketing initiatives as we grow to 1500 plus stores and beyond. Our goal was to find the “best fit” solution for our stores that would also enable the company to centralize our marketing efforts. We believe that the benefits of a FoodTec’s single-platform and totally integrated solution far exceeded the challenges of a multi-vendor technology approach,” stated Rick Stanbridge, VP/Chief Information Officer of Marco’s Franchising LLC.
“By leveraging a total technology solution from a single vendor, Marco’s can focus on their customer service, brand, operations, and marketing strategy," stated Andrew Bounas, CEO of FoodTec Solutions. “We have been committed to Marco’s Pizza and very proud to be selected as the exclusive technology partner for our suite of integrated solutions designed specifically for the pizza and delivery industry. Many of our new innovative solutions that are being released now, and in the future, will enable Marco’s and their franchisees to compete very effectively moving forward.”
About Marco’s Pizza
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making authentic Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate nearly 900 stores in over 35 states and in four countries. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No.25 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, the lead spot for Pizza companies. Other recent accolades include landing No. 2 on Forbes’ Top 10 Franchises to Invest In in the medium investment range, No. 8 on the Military Times Best For Vets list, and the No. 3 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.
About FoodTec Solutions
FoodTec Solutions, Inc., (www.foodtecsolutions.com) based in Needham, Massachusetts, is the leading and award-winning provider of POS technology and related solutions for the pizza and delivery industry. For thousands of client sites in the US and internationally, FoodTec provides a full-suite of applications for POS, back office, on-line/mobile ordering, and comprehensive corporate office solutions for any size operator including marketing, loss prevention, and centralized database management solutions. Leveraging an array of cloud-based and store resilient technologies, FoodTec’s single platform is extremely robust and economical to operate.