Marco’s Pizza Announces Oklahoma Expansion, Opens New Store in Edmond

TOLEDO, – May 10, 2010 – Marco’s Pizza, an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, opened its second Oklahoma location today. Kevin Wilkerson, a resident of Edmond, owns and operates the new store. Wilkerson is also a Marco’s Pizza area representative with plans to develop 40 locations across Oklahoma: 25 stores in Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma region and 15 stores in the Tulsa metro and surrounding areas.

The new Marco’s Pizza store is located at 17900 N. Western Avenue in Edmond and the phone number is (405) 513-5355. Marco’s also has a second location in Broken Arrow and will open a Lawton store in June.

“Marco’s Pizza is in the process of expanding nationwide and Oklahoma is a fairly new territory,” said Wilkerson. “We are excited about the opportunity to introduce Edmond and Oklahoma City to Marco’s high-quality pizza. We make fresh dough every day in our stores and use a proprietary sauce recipe and blend of three fresh cheeses. Customers will enjoy the Marco’s Pizza difference.”

Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, has found that franchising requires a range of the leadership and business skills he developed both in the military and as an owner of a mergers and acquisitions firm.

“I have really enjoyed the wide variety of responsibilities as an area representative and the opportunity to work with a team toward the common goal of expanding the Marco’s Pizza brand throughout the region,” he said. “I think people with military backgrounds can often be a great fit for this work and I love being in on the ground floor of a great idea.”

“Marco’s Pizza’s development in Oklahoma City and Tulsa is a wonderful testament to our company’s growth,” said Jack Butorac, Marco’s president and . “Marco’s has a great future in Oklahoma.”

Marco’s Pizza stores employ up to 20 to 25 people and offer carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering. Marco’s menu features the company’s Ah!thentic Italian pizza, Cheezybread, chicken wings, fresh-baked subs, meatballs, salads, soft drinks and more. Marco’s operates more than 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas and has more than 1,000 stores in development, making it the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. For more information about Marco’s Pizza visit To inquire about franchise opportunities e-mail

Updated 05-10-2010

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