Marco’s Pizza has announced the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement in Lubbock, Texas with franchisees Mike Rogers and Justin Tarrant. All six stores should be constructed by the end of 2023.
“With the right team in place, we’ve been able to maintain aggressive growth and actualize our development goals as we expand with multi-unit franchisees – like Mike and Justin – who believe in our brand and growth potential,” said Keith Sizemore, vice president of development for Marco’s Pizza.
“We continue to invest in and produce the best-in-class support tools to fuel and accelerate our growth strategy. With more than 200 stores in development, we’re on the fast track for explosive nationwide expansion.”
Rogers and Tarrant are experienced both in the world of franchising, and with the Marco’s brand. The pair are currently the area representatives for the Dallas Forth-Worth area which currently has 47 locations, with a further eight in development. Rogers also serves as the area representative for the Oklahoma City market, which is home to 22 stores.
Home to a strong labor market and Texas Tech University, the pair believe Lubbock holds great potential for the brand. The duo has already secured 6006 W Fourth Street and 6415 34th Street. These first two Marco’s locations are slated to open Q3 2022, another is due to open Q4 2022, and the remaining three stores will open by the end of 2023.
“We knew the timing was right to further grow our Marco’s portfolio – we both have a natural growth mentality and this, paired with the performance we’ve been seeing with our existing stores and the whitespace potential to scale in Lubbock, made our investment decision an easy one,” said Rogers.
“Over the years, we’ve learned to take advantage of growth potential and build while you can. Not only are we seeing strong performance in our stores, but as a brand, Marco’s is experiencing record-breaking growth. If you were ever looking to invest and grow with this brand, now is that time,” said Tarrant.