With a new recipe that combines authentic Italian and Mediterranean flavors, Marco’s Pizza, the “Ah!thentic Italian Pizza” company, will introduce the Grilled Chicken Florentine  pizza on March 24.  Grilled Chicken Florentine is a limited time offering as a complement to their lineup of premium chicken specialty pizzas.  The new Grilled Chicken Florentine is a delicious recipe of tender grilled chicken, parmesan garlic sauce, four cheeses including feta, with fresh sliced red onions, fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh spinach, a new topping being added to the Marco’s menu.   

Marco’s will celebrate the launch of the new Grilled Chicken Florentine pizza by supporting National Spinach Day on March 26.  At participating stores, Marco’s is encouraging customers to trade in one can of spinach for one free medium Grilled Chicken Florentine pizza made with fresh spinach, limit one per family.  The company will deliver the cans of spinach collected in the trade to local community food banks.

“At Marco’s Pizza, we are always thinking of new ways to enhance the customer pizza experience and the addition of fresh spinach to our menu and a lineup of delicious premium chicken specialty pizzas does just that,” said Cathy Hull, Marco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are especially excited to introduce our new Grilled Chicken Florentine pizza as consumer appeal for Mediterranean flavors continues to grow and the flavor profile of our new pizza is sure to please consumer taste buds.”

Part of what makes this pizza extra special is the creator of the recipe.  Alex Yashchishia, a General Manager at Marco’s Pizza in Madison, AL was the winner of the annual pizza contest held by the company.  Yashchishia has been an employee of Marco’s Pizza since 2008, when he started as a pizza delivery driver.  Over the past six years, he has proven himself to be a dedicated employee who was able to work his way up to a management position and is soon to become a franchisee himself.  The 37-year-old has a background in the restaurant industry and a passion for cooking for over 20 years.

For more than 35 years, Marco’s has been known for its fresh never-frozen dough made daily in stores, a proprietary cheese blend that is fresh never frozen and a secret pizza sauce recipe. Founded by a native Italian, Marco’s has made its name in the growing $40 billion pizza industry by producing fresh, authentic, handmade artisan pizza.  Italian food is famous for its quality and generous servings, and Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza in the tradition of the classic Italian cook. 

To locate the nearest Marco’s Pizza store, visit www.marcos.com.


Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 450 stores in 32 states, and the Bahamas. Marco’s Pizza recently ranked 11th place in the “2012 Pizza Industry Top 100 Movers & Shakers” by PizzaMarketPlace.com.  To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit marcosfranchising.com.


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