Marco's Pizza

One of the nation’s favorite pizza brands, Marco’s Pizza, is opening a new location in Columbia. Situated at 2101 Brookmeade Drive, Ste. E, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The new location will open its doors to the Columbia community on January 21.

“Pizza lovers in Columbia will quickly find out that we’re substantially different than your typical pizza chain,” said Dr. Geoff Starron, co-owner of Marco’s Pizza Dickson. “My business partner, Adam Monforte and I were attracted to the Marco’s brand because it was founded on Italian freshness and quality standards, making it stand out from all other well-known brands. All ingredients are genuinely fresh and truly craveable. We’re proud to open a Marco’s Pizza and offer such a quality product to the people of Columbia.”

As the only national pizza chain founded by a native Italian, Marco’s has made its name in the growing $47 billion pizza industry by producing fresh, authentic, handmade Italian quality pizza. Italian food is famous for its quality servings and Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza by using ingredients that are fresh. At a time when 91 percent of Americans eat pizza once a month, more people are increasingly choosing the quality pizza that’s synonymous with Marco’s name.

Marco’s Pizza recently launched a new brand promise “Hello Primo” to reinforce its roots and ensure guests can discover “The Italian Way” that shaped the brand into what it is today. The founder, Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, grew up making pizzas with his father after they immigrated to the United States from Sulmona, Italy. Fast forward several years later, he created Marco’s Pizza to capture the Italian spirit and flavors he was raised on.

The menu at Marco’s Pizza in Columbia will feature a mix of classic pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe and All Meat, along with a variety of salads with croutons made daily. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on Italian white bread, hearth baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers and CheezyBread. With carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services, Marco’s offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or the enjoyment of sitting down at a genuine, family-style restaurant.

Averaging at least one store opening every third day, Marco’s Pizza has more than 900 stores and aims to reach over 1,000 locations by early 2019. Its commitment to its people and the communities it serves has been a key ingredient to its long-term success.

For more information about the Marco’s Pizza location opening in Columbia, please visit https://www.marcos.com/ or call 931-398-5660.

ABOUT MARCO’S PIZZA:

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 900 plus stores in over 35 states and in four countries. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 5 in Forbes “Best Franchises to Buy” 2018 Study/Medium Investment, and No. 25 on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking. Other recent accolades include ranking No. 2 on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises in the pizza segment, and No. 8 on the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 list. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza, visit marcosfranchising.com/.

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