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Marco’s Pizza® Opens Milestone 1200th Store with Largest Franchisee

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Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, announces the opening of its 1200th store at 3831 Ruckriegel Parkway in Louisville, KY. Behind the milestone opening is Marco’s largest franchisee, Hoogland Restaurant Group, led by President McLain Hoogland. The Hoogland team boasts a 117-unit Marco’s Pizza portfolio, with plans to grow their unit count by 20 this year.

McLain Hoogland is the fourth generation of his family to lead Highland Ventures, which includes the Hoogland Restaurant Group. Coming from a long line of family business leaders has instilled a passion for entrepreneurship in him at a young age. This experience, paired with his military background serving two combat tours in the Marines, equips him to lead and establish Hoogland Restaurant Group as the pizza brand’s largest franchisee.

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TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza brands, taps Magna, a global mobility technology company, to explore new mobility solutions in last-mile food delivery in certain locations throughout North America.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to test a variety of last-mile delivery platform options, including autonomous and electric solutions, with Marco’s franchisees. Each last-mile delivery platform provides Marco’s franchisees with purpose-built, dedicated delivery solutions that are low-cost and environmentally friendly.

“As one of the largest pizza brands, we invest in innovations that drive our franchisees’ businesses forward while meeting the needs of today’s modern customer,” said Rick Stanbridge, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Marco’s Pizza. “Our strategic collaboration with Magna exemplifies this forward-thinking approach, and we plan to leverage their expertise to amplify our operations and elevate customer satisfaction.”

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Marco’s Pizza, fast-growing Ohio chain, comes to Overland Park

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Marco’s Pizza opened three weeks ago in Overland Park off 95th Street and Antioch Road, and its owner says customers are taking notice.

The 23-foot-tall inflatable “Chef Marco” out front helps.

Former IHOP executive Rakan Dogum opened the newest franchise of the quickly expanding Ohio-based pizzeria chain at 8930 W. 95th St. last month.

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PizzaPapalis owner will make Detroit-style in a pizza battle on ‘The Talk’ Friday

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Pizza maker and business owner Joe Sheena will appear on the daytime talk show “The Talk” Friday. He will be showcasing PizzaPapalis’ Detroit-style pizza in a battle against traditional New York-style.

The segment is called “Food Face-Off,” and Sheena will go up against Andy Brown of Andy’s Pizza, a New York-style pizzeria in Washington, D.C. It airs at 2 p.m. Friday on CBS. “The Talk” is hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.

“We’re stoked and honored to represent the ‘D’ on the show,” said Sheena in a media alert about the TV appearance. “I welcome the challenge and am ready to roll.”

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