Marcos Pizza to Open 31 Stores in The Caribbean

TOLEDO, OHIO – Nov. 16, 2009 – Marco’s Pizza, an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has 31 stores planned for a brand new territory: the Caribbean. Brothers and franchise veterans Chris and Terry Tsavoussis are Marco’s area representatives for the new territory and plan to open six stores in the Bahamas and 25 additional stores throughout the Caribbean region.


The first Marco’s location in the Bahamas has opened in Solomon Spring Center, Prince Charles Ave., Nassau. The store phone number is (242) 364-2220.


“Chris and I decided to become area representatives with Marco’s Pizza because we were impressed with the company’s growth and high-quality products,” said Terry Tsavoussis. “We strongly believe in quality franchise concepts and always invest in the talent of the people in the Bahamas and the Caribbean to grow each new franchise. Bahamians and visitors alike will love Marco’s authentic Italian pizza.”
Chris and Terry Tsavoussis have many years of franchise experience with companies such as Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Dunkin’ Donuts and Wendy’s. They both reside in Nassau.
Marco’s Pizza stores employ 20 to 25 local residents each, which means that Marco’s will bring significant employment opportunities to the region in the long term. 
“Marco’s expansion into the Caribbean demonstrates our aggressive growth strategy and success despite the challenging economic climate,” said Marco’s Pizza CEO Jack Butorac. “The Tsavoussis brothers have proven themselves to be among the best restaurant operators worldwide through their work with Wendy’s and other chains. They understand Marco’s commitment to product quality and their skills and professionalism will be assets to the company.”
Marco’s menu features Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, sliders, salads and soft drinks available for online, carryout and delivery ordering. The company operates more than 190 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas and is growing, with 880 new stores signed. For more information or 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 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 and the Bahamas.