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Marco’s Pizza area developer and multi-unit franchisee Robert Pina is now set to expand to 66 stores in the next six years. His newest development deal is for 46 locations in the Phoenix metro area and he expects to open six of those stores in the next 18 months. The first location is slated to open in Q3 of 2022.
Pina has previous franchise experience operating Subway stores and has been with Marco’s Pizza since 2011. His current development territories are in Houston and San Antonio with his business partner Uyen Tran and he operates 20 of the 67 Marco’s Pizza stores in those Texas markets.
“I’ve always wanted to continue to grow with Marco’s because it’s a special brand. The timing was right to pursue the next opportunity – Phoenix was that answer,” said Pina. “With only one Marco’s location in the Phoenix DMA, there is an incredible opportunity to build out the market and bring a quality product to the pizza lovers of this community. Over the past few years, we’ve been on a phenomenal growth curve as a brand and particularly in my other two markets. Now was the time to really push the pedal to the metal and grow.”