Fast-casual pizza restaurants
8 Marco’s Pizza wants to be the Five Guys of the pizza segment, its CEO Jack Butorac has said. After five years with a new growth strategy that emphasizes implementing best practices and efficient systems, the company is twice the size. Marco’s Pizza opened 109 new locations across the country last year and increased systemwide sales by more than 70 percent over three years, and believes it’s on track to quadruple its store count in the five years ahead. Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco would be proud—he’s the Italian immigrant who started his first pizza shop in Toledo in 1978.