(Toledo, OH, Wednesday, October 21, 2020) – Just in time for National Pizza Month, Marco’s Pizza announces the launch of a month-long celebration to honor its milestone 1,000th store slated to open late October.

Marco’s is the only national pizza franchise founded by a native Italian. Its path to 1,000 locations charts an incredible journey – from a driver who has been delivering smiles for 30 years, to a couple who met and will marry at Marco’s, to the immigrant entrepreneurs slated to open this milestone 1,000th location, Marco’s people and their commitment to hospitality earned them the title of most-loved and most-trusted pizza brand, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Marco’s Pizza has had historic record-breaking sales, including the signing of 89 new store commitments, and the opening of the brand’s milestone 1,000th store as it continues to open a new store every three and a half days, on average. Marco’s has remained committed to growth in 2020 – opening 51 stores thus far with upwards of 80 locations expected to open total this year.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated several innovations and pilot programs including the opening of ghost kitchens in several strategic markets, rapid expansion of third-party delivery and testing of robotic kitchen innovations that improve efficiencies without compromising pizza quality or craftmanship.

To celebrate the official 1,000th opening, Marco’s Pizza will debut a special 50% off pizza promotion for one day only, October 26, at participating locations across the country. Marco’s will also be conducting a series of ‘surprise and delights’ to team members with $1,000 cash rewards as a thank you for playing a significant role in the journey to 1,000 locations.

Marco’s Pizza is America’s Most Loved and Most Trusted Pizza Brand, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest-growing pizza companies in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making authentic Italian quality pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate 1,000 stores in 34 states with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

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