Industry News | November 17, 2009

Caribbean on Tap for Marco's Expansion

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Marco’s Pizza, an 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 on Prince Charles Avenue in Nassau.

“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,” says 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 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,” says 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.”