SOURCE: Marco's Franchising, LLC

October 11, 2006 11:35 ET

Marco's Pizza Looks to Open 34 Pizza Shops in Nevada; 22 in Vegas, 12 for Reno Targeted

TOLEDO, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 --Marco's Pizza, the 28-year old 155-unit chain headquartered here, which entered the Las Vegas market last year, is launching an area agreement or a franchise multi-store ownership for Nevada with a goal of opening 34 Marco's Pizzas in the state.

Jack Butorac, Jr., president, Marco's Franchising LLC, said the growth plans are very realistic based on research and population in both Vegas and Nevada.

"We enlisted the support of Map Info, a nationally known New York-based firm that used the latest technology to determine our growth potential in Nevada based on population and current competition, and we can expand our presence there very comfortably.

"We have a good concept, we have a quality product and we have a good brand name."

Since opening in the Nevada market, Marco's opened 4 units in the area, and Matt Swann, general manager of one of its stores, won a Gourmet Pizza Competition in Southern California with the company's "White Cheesy Pizza" and will compete in a regional event in Houston in October.

Butorac, who has experience with fast-growth chains and who recruited a team of industry growth veterans to Marco's, has announced that he plans to open 500 units by 2010.

Marco's Pizza offers customers a variety of custom made Ah!Thentic Italian pizzas, fresh-baked subs, salads, chicken wings, and soft drinks with delivery, pick up and some sit-down service. Additional information is available at or e-mail

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