SOURCE: Marco's Franchising, LLC

March 30, 2006 07:40 ET

Marco's Pizza Adds Three Stores in Akron/Canton Area -- More to Follow

AKRON, OH and CANTON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2006 -- Marco's Pizza, the Ah! thentic Italian Pizza chain founded in Ohio by Italian native Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco some 28 years ago in Toledo, has added three new stores in the Akron/Canton area.

Jack Butorac, Jr., president of Marco's Franchising LLC, who has put Marco's on a growth plan to have 1,000 units by 2010, announced the openings. The new stores are located at:

---Ellet, OH, near Akron at 758 S. Canton Road, Akron. Manager is Doug Nelson. The unit is located in a new strip mall and will offer customers seven days a week operation with carryout, delivery and limited sit down service. The store will open in early April 2006.

---Barberton, OH, located on the northwest side of Canton at 241 Wooster Road. Manager of the Store is Shelly Rigdon, a resident of Barberton. The store, which is scheduled for opening at the end of April 2006, will also be a seven-days-a-week operation and will offer customers carryout and delivery service. It is located in the Magic City Plaza Strip Mall. The store is scheduled to open in early April 2006.

---Masselion, OH, just west of Canton, located at 2000 Lincoln Way E. The seven-days-a-week operation will be managed by Vickie Rhodes of Massilion, and will offer customers carryout and delivery service. The store will open in April 2006.

The expansion brings the total number of stores in the Canton/Akron area to seven with another planned for next year. There are currently 149 Marco's Pizza stores in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada and Arizona.

According to Butorac, the new stores will employ about 75 persons and each will offer customers a menu of custom made Marco's Ah! thentic Italian Pizzas, fresh baked subs, chicken wings, salads and soft drinks.

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