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Ohio based, Marco's Pizza to open 400 outlets in India

America\'s fastest growing pizza franchise to open 400 outlets in India within 10 years.

By Franchise India Bureau
Ohio based, Marco's Pizza to open 400 outlets in India

Marco’s Pizza, Toledo-Ohio based robustly growing pizza franchise in the US has announced its entry into India via franchise route. The pizza chain is looking forward to open 400 stores over next 10 years. “We are thrilled to launch operations in an untapped market such as India with two Marco’s Pizza area representatives native to the area,” says Bryon Stephens, President and COO, Marco’s Pizza talking to americanbazaaronline.com.

Presently the brand is present across 500 locations and has signed more than 1500 new franchise deals in 2013. In a span of five to seven years, Marco’s is planning to double its store count. The expansion goals in India will be lead by DJ Patel and Monaliza Patel. They both have a combined experience of over 33 years in pizza and franchise sectors. DJ oversees 40 units of Marco’s Pizza in Georgia, Maryland, DC, Virginia and now even India. Monaliza is an area representative and partners with DJ in co-managing stores in Atlanta and Southern Georgia.

“After conducting a sound market research, the expansion plans in India have been thought about. The first store will be opened before the year end,” adds Stephens. Marco’s Pizza believes in selling “ah!thentic” product and endeavours to build a strong community image. The menu includes sandwiches, salads and breads as well.

Marco’s Pizza has its headquarters in Toledo, Ohio founded in 1978 by a native Italian, Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco. Presently the brand operates 500 outlets in 35 locations.

Related: ​Nilgai Foods plans to raise USD 10 million to expand across India

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