Aug. 6, 2014
Marco's Pizza has signed its first franchise deal in India with plans to open 400 stores throughout the next 10 years.
Leading the expansion in India are DJ Patel and Monaliza Patel who have a combined 33 plus years of experience working in the pizza and franchise sectors, according to a news release. Patel is an area developer for Marco's Pizza and oversees 40 units in Georgia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and now India. Likewise, Monaliza Patel is also an area representative and partners with DJ Patel to co-manage stores in Atlanta and the Southern Georgia region.
"We are thrilled to launch operations in an untapped market such as India with two phenomenal Marco's Pizza area representatives native to the area," COO and President Bryon Stephens said in the release. "We look forward to the expansion goals DJ and Monaliza have put in place in India, based on their sound market research, with their first store opening before the close of the year."