Marcos Pizza Adds Meatballs to Menu

Toledo, Ohio – October 2009 – Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising, LLC), an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has introduced meatballs to store menus nationwide.

Marco’s now offers meatballs as a pizza topping and in a variety of additional menu items. Marco’s new Meatball & Sausage Platter features meatballs and sausage baked in Marco’s signature sauce and covered with a proprietary three-cheese blend. Marco’s Meatball Sliders combine meatballs, sauce, cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan on Ciabatta-style Tuscan bread. Marco’s Meatball Sub sandwich features meatballs, sauce and cheese on Marco’s sub bread.

“Marco’s Pizza looks for ways to enhance our menu with products that make sense given the company’s Italian roots,” said CEO Jack Butorac. “Meatballs fit naturally with Marco’s heritage and we are excited to bring customers our take on this traditional favorite.”

Marco’s worked to perfect its meatball recipe for more than a year, considering dozens of different flavor profiles and combinations. The end result is a meatball made from lean cuts of beef with imported Pecorino Romano cheese and high-quality seasonings.

About Marco’s Franchising, LLC (www.marcos.com)

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza chain in the U.S. The company was founded in 1978 by Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and is committed to making Ah!thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. Marco’s is ranked one of the 25 largest pizza chains in the country by PMQ’s Pizza Magazine and the top franchise in financial strength by AllBusiness. Marco’s has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 190 stores in 17 states.