Marco’s Pizza has announced the opening of its 900th location in Bayamόn Puerto Rico. Due to the tenacity, faith, and sheer determination to come together after the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year, the brand is persevering and bringing new business to the community as it rebuilds.
As the island of Puerto Rico was left in a state of disaster, families and business owners like Marco’s Pizza franchisee, Edgardo Beniquez Santiago, created safe havens for the community offering food, shelter, and phones to contact loved ones, and even a place for families to keep cool. In time, Marco’s Pizza and the Puerto Rico team were able to reopen all six locations and continue the development of others – including the 900th milestone, which opened April 6, aiding in the rebuilding of San Juan.
“Marco’s Pizza is only as successful as the people behind the brand. What Edgardo and his team were able to accomplish is a true testament to the stellar group of individuals working to accelerate our success in becoming a premier community-oriented company,” said Tony Libardi, president of Marco’s Pizza. “Our leadership team has built a culture of accountability vital to our growth. As we move forward, we plan to enhance this culture and encourage collaboration, unity, and trust among our franchisees, employees, and guests. When everyone grows together, we become an unstoppable force.”
Marco’s Pizza’s commitment to its people and authenticity will drive its long-term growth as the brand aims to have 1,500 locations open by 2020.
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