Marco’s Pizza ® Franchise Beats Big 4 Pizza Franchises in ‘Consumer Reports’ Reader Poll
Our pizza franchise ranked 3rd, outscoring Papa John’s, Little Caesars, Domino’s and Pizza Hut
Marco’s Pizza ® franchise came in third out of 10 pizza franchises in a recent “Consumer Reports” poll of more than 32,000 subscribers, beating out top pizza franchises Little Caesars, Domino’s and Pizza Hut in diner satisfaction scores.
The August 2014 issue of the magazine reported on the best and worst fast food in the country, along with the alternatives people seek out — like pizza. “Consumer Reports” surveyed 32,405 readers and asked them to rate various pizza brands for quality, value, politeness of staff and speedy service. A perfect score would indicate all respondents were completely satisfied; a score of 80-99 would mean respondents were “very well satisfied,” the magazine said. Among the 10 brands ranked, here’s how Marco’s stacked up:
1. Papa Murphy’s — 88
2. Jet’s — 83
3. Marco’s — 82
4. Round Table — 76
5. Papa John’s — 76
6. Little Caesars — 73
7. Domino’s — 73
8. Pizza Hut — 73
9. CiCi’s — 72
10. Sbarro — 65
A point spread of less than 6 points was statistically insignificant, the magazine reported. So, yeah, we feel pretty great about this. The independent and far-reaching survey of diners reflects what we’ve been talking about since we first started the Marco’s Pizza ® franchise in 1978: We serve an authentically Italian pizza, using top-quality ingredients and making the dough fresh in the stores every day, and the difference is something you can really taste.
We were very proud to reach our 500-store milestone earlier this year, and we’re still far smaller than the Big 4 pizza franchise brands, whose units number in the thousands. But we’re committed to bringing Marco’s to more and more U.S. markets, and we will our quality, great-tasting pizza all the way.We happen to be the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the country, but we’re growing thoughtfully. We don’t want to pit our franchise owners against one another, so we’ve carefully considered territories. We know which demographic most prefers our superior brand of pizza, so we have perfected our real estate criteria to help you choose the right location for your Marco’s franchise.
Unlike most of the other pizza brands mentioned, Marco’s still has prime territories available, and we’re actively seeking franchise owners with entrepreneurial experience and a passion for customer service. Restaurant experience is not required.
Learn more about Marco’s
Founded in Toledo in 1978 by native Italian Pat Giammarco, Marco’s Pizza ® franchise has earned respect by producing handmade pizza in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, making the dough in stores daily and using only premium meats and vegetables. Even our sauce is special: Based on an old Italian family recipe, our sauce is produced from a special hybrid tomato developed just for Marco’s.
There’s never been a better time to join our proven concept, whether you’re new to franchising or an experienced investor interested in a multi-unit deal. At Marco’s, we’re on the cusp of a huge growth trend, and that means the savvy entrepreneur can still get in on the ground floor. We opened our 500th store in the United States in June 2014, and we plan to open 200 more stores this year. We have another 1,000 stores in development.
If you’d like to join our dynamic and growing company, fill out the form at right or give us a call at 1-800-262-7267 to start a conversation. We’d love to hear from you!