Marcos Pizza Opens New Store in Leander, Texas, Announces Expansion Plans

TOLEDO, OHIO – April 1, 2010 – Marco’s Pizza, an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, opened its second store in the Austin, Texas, area on Monday, March 29. Marco’s Area Representative Paul Hollabaugh, an Austin resident with an extensive franchising background, plans to develop a total of 30 locations in the region over the next five years. Locations include Austin, Bryan, College Station, Georgetown, Killeen, San Marcos, Temple and Waco.

The new Marco’s Pizza store is located at 2800 South Bagdad Road in Leander and the phone number is (512) 260-8866. Austin residents David and Deanna John own and operate the store.

“We are eager to introduce Leander to Marco’s fresh, high-quality pizza,” said David John. “Marco’s Pizza makes fresh dough daily and uses a proprietary sauce recipe and a blend of three fresh cheeses. Leander customers are sure to enjoy it.”

John’s is the second Marco’s Pizza store to open in the Austin area. Hollabaugh’s Cedar Park location opened in February. Currently, there are a total of three Marco’s Pizza stores in the state of Texas.


“Marco’s Pizza has seen a strong, positive response from Texas and a demand for high-quality pizza at a fair price,” said Jack Butorac, Marco’s president and CEO. “Marco’s is expanding quickly throughout the country and our development in the Austin and Waco areas is evidence of that. We are thrilled about Marco’s future in Texas.”


Marco’s Pizza stores employ up to 20 to 25 people and offer carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services. Marco’s menu features the company’s Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, salads, soft drinks and more.


The company operates more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas and has more than 1,000 stores in development, making it the fastest-growing pizza chain in the U.S. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit or e-mail  

About Marco’s Franchising, LLC (

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 Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and is committed to making Ah!thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas. Marco’s is now recognized as one of the top-performing restaurant franchises in the country.