Marco's Pizza Announces Georgia Expansion Plans and Celebrates 200th Store Milestone

February 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC), an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has announced plans to open 42 locations in Georgia. Marco's is growing steadily and recently celebrated the opening of its 200th store. More than one quarter of Marco's stores have opened in the past two years.

Marco's Pizza Area Representative YaFei Zheng signed on to develop 42 stores in Metro Atlanta and Southern and Eastern Georgia. Already, three locations have opened in Dunwoody (4511 Chamblee Dunwoody Road), McDonough (298 Race Track Road) and Suwanee (291 Old Peachtree Road, Ste. C). Zheng, a resident of Atlanta, is planning to launch ten more stores before the end of the year.

"I am excited about the future of Marco's Pizza in Georgia," said Zheng. "We look forward to introducing customers to Marco's authentic Italian pizza and becoming involved in the communities around our stores."

Marco's Pizza stores employ 20 to 25 local residents each, so the expansion will bring a significant number of job opportunities to the region.

"Marco's Pizza started out as a regional Midwestern company, so our expansion in Georgia and the opening of our 200th store are significant milestones as we work toward nationwide expansion," said Jack Butorac, Marco's president and CEO. "In last year's challenging economic environment, Marco's opened more than 30 stores - including our first international location in the Bahamas - and broke new store opening sales records. We look forward to more growth milestones in 2010."

Marco's offers online ordering, carryout and delivery services. The menu features the company's Ah!thentic Italian pizza, CheezyBread, fresh baked subs, chicken wings, meatballs, salads and soft drinks.

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About Marco's Franchising, LLC (

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza chain in the U.S. The company was founded in 1978 by Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and is committed to making Ah!thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. Marco's is ranked one of the 25 largest pizza chains in the country by PMQ's Pizza Magazine and the top franchise in financial strength by AllBusiness. Marco's has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas.