Hello Primo: Marco’s Pizza Opens Newest Location in Carrollton


September 25, 2018

One of the nation’s favorite pizza brands, Marco’s Pizza, is opening a new location in Carrollton. Situated at 1517 W. Hebron Pkwy., Ste. 112, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.


The new Marco’s Pizza is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Chamal Kahanawita. Chamal is originally from Sri Lanka and came to America in 2005 to follow his dream of receiving his degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. Although he was late to the pizza party, Chamal got his first taste of a slice at age 15 and fell in love at first bite and now at age 32 has decided to open a Marco’s Pizza.


"Pizza lovers in Carrollton will quickly find out that we’re substantially different than your typical pizza chain,” said Chamal. “I was attracted to the Marco’s brand because it was founded on Italian freshness and quality standards, making it stand out from all other well-known brands. All ingredients are genuinely fresh and truly craveable. I’m proud to open a Marco’s Pizza and offer such a quality product to the people of Carrollton."


As the only national pizza chain founded by a native Italian, Marco’s has made its name in the growing $44 billion pizza industry by producing fresh, authentic, handmade pizza. Italian food is famous for its quality servings and Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza in the tradition of the classic Italian cook by using ingredients that are fresh. At a time when 91 percent of Americans eat pizza once a month, more people are increasingly choosing the quality pizza that’s synonymous with Marco’s name.


Marco’s Pizza recently launched a new brand promise “Hello Primo” to reinforce its roots and ensure guests can discover “The Italian Way” that shaped the brand into what it is today. The founder, Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, grew up making pizzas with his father after they immigrated to the United States from Sulmona, Italy.  Fast forward several years later, he created Marco’s Pizza to capture the Italian spirit and flavors he was raised on.

The menu at Marco’s Pizza of Carrollton will feature a mix of classic artisan pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe and Chicken Fresco, along with a variety of salads with croutons made daily. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on rustic wheat or Italian white bread, hearth baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers and CheezyBread. With carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services, Marco’s offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or the enjoyment of sitting down at genuine, family-style restaurant.


Averaging at least one store opening every third day, Marco’s Pizza has more than 900 stores and aims to reach over 1,000 locations by early 2019. Its commitment to its people and the communities it serves has been a key ingredient to its long-term success.


For more information about the Marco’s Pizza location opening in Carrollton, please visit https://www.marcos.com/ or call 469-208-1200.


Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest-growing pizza companies in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making authentic Italian quality pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate 900 plus stores in over 35 states and in four countries. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked No. 5 in Forbes “Best Franchises to Buy” 2018 Study/Medium Investment, and No. 25 on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.  Other recent accolades include ranking No. 2 on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises in the pizza segment, and No. 8 on the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 list. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza, visit marcosfranchising.com/.