Marco's Pizza Opens New Store in Knoxville, Tennessee: Authentic Italian Pizza Company Launches First of 22 Locations in Area

April 17, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
April 17, 2010 - Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC), an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, opened a new store in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Monday, April 12. The store is located at 8667 Middlebrook Pike and the phone number is (865) 357-7780. Darlene Reinke, a resident of Loudon, owns and operates the store along with her business partner, Sam Hollinger of Knoxville. Hollinger and Reinke are also area representatives for Marco's Pizza with plans to open a total of 22 stores in greater Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Locations include Farragut, Hardin Valley, Maryville, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

"We are delighted to bring Marco's fresh, high-quality pizza to the Knoxville community," said Reinke. "Knoxville customers are sure to enjoy Marco's combination of fresh dough made daily in our store, proprietary sauce recipe and blend of three fresh cheeses."

Marco's Pizza stores employ up to 20 to 25 people and offer carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services. Marco's menu features the company's Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, salads, soft drinks and more.

"Marco's Pizza has been focused on nationwide growth in recent years and Tennessee is a relatively new territory for us," said Jack Butorac, Marco's president and CEO. "We have seen a strong, positive response from customers and a demand for high-quality pizza at a fair price. Marco's is pleased to announce this latest expansion in Knoxville and looks forward to continued development in the area."

There are four Marco's Pizza locations in the state of Tennessee. Marco's operates more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas and has more than 1,000 stores in development, making it the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco's Pizza visit or e-mail

About Marco's Franchising, LLC (
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco's was founded in 1978 by Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and is committed to making Ah!thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas. Marco's is now recognized as one of the top-performing restaurant franchises in the country.