TOLEDO, Ohio -- Marco's Pizza presented awards for Manager of the Year and Vendor of the Year at its 30th annual franchise conference in June.
Manager of the Year is Robert T. (Bob) Falk of Toledo, Ohio, who supervises the top-selling Marco's store in the country. The Neil Jones Food Co., Marco's tomato sauce provider, was named Vendor of the Year. Neil Jones, based in Vancouver, Wash., locked in Marco's truckload and transportation prices despite rising fuel costs.
Bob Falk has been part of the Marco's family for more than 20 years. He manages a Perrysburg, Ohio, store owned by local resident George Williams.
The Neil Jones Food Co. has been canning vine-ripened tomatoes since 1915. Neil Jones services the more than 170 Marco's stores around the country.