How Does the Marco’s Pizza Franchise Support Its Owners?

Posted May 6th, 2015

Marco’s Pizza franchise provides hands-on, classroom training to help franchisees build their business

Marco's Pizza Franchise Delivery Inside
The headquarters team at Marco’s Pizza helps news franchisees get off the ground.


When joining a franchise, it’s important to know exactly what comes in exchange for those royalty payments. After all, entrepreneurs join a franchise system because it gives them the support they need to build a business.

Marco’s Pizza franchise offers extensive support to our franchisees, helping them start, grow, and grab market share.

“Marco’s will train you in every aspect of making high-quality pizza and running a successful franchise,” says CEO Jack Butorac. “The restaurant business is fast-paced and fun, but it isn’t for everyone. You have to train, develop and manage a staff, manage lunch and dinner rushes and many other moving parts. If you are willing to learn, Marco’s can offer the potential for long-term sustainable income.”

Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the country, prides itself in making the best delivery pizza money can buy. Marco’s pizza is handmade in the Italian tradition, using fresh, never-frozen cheeses, dough that’s made in stores daily and only premium meats and vegetables. Founded in Toledo in 1978, Marco’s is the only Top 20 pizza chain founded by a native Italian. Marco’s has enjoyed stunning growth in recent years and is on pace to open 1,000 restaurants by early 2017.

Starting out at Marco’s Pizza franchise doesn’t require previous restaurant business experience. New franchisees will spend about six weeks in a Marco’s University pizza store, learning how to make the dough from scratch and how much sauce, cheese and toppings to put on each pizza. There’s a science to the perfect dough, and we share it with you in our state-of-the-art kitchen.

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Marco’s Pizza franchise teaches new franchisees all the ins and outs of the business.

Our franchisees learn from us the minute details about running a pizza franchise. We can teach you how to make the dough, stretch the crust and bake the pizzas, sure. And we also can teach you how to read your profit-and-loss paperwork. We can teach you how to market your store in your neighborhood, endearing yourself to every school, home and business within a three-mile ring around your store.

Business skills are also on the training agenda: conflict management, leadership, financing, market analysis, insurance requirements and leasing issues. We provide guidance in every area of running a Marco’s Pizza franchise with the goal of ensuring your success. To that end, if franchisees aren’t quite ready at the end of six weeks to run their own operations, they may spend another two weeks in the training store to build skills and confidence.

“With the area representative model, a lot of support comes from that AR,” says franchisee Stu Field of Nashville. “When I need support, then I can call Marco’s. If a new franchisee were to come into this area, they would go through six weeks of in-store training. They would do all the jobs from delivery to making the pizzas. Most of the ARs also own stores, so it’s kind of a matter of what’s good for the goose. When we’re in our markets, if my franchisees aren’t successful, then I’m not successful.”

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