Marco's Pizza Provides Support, Relief From Superstorm Sandy

CINCINNATI, Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The massive storm that began as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast yesterday and causing roughly 7.4 million power outages from the Carolinas to Ohio, claiming 16 lives across the United States. In light of this, Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States, will be donating one dollar to the American Red Cross for every "New Yorker" pizza sold in their Cincinnati area locations the entire day of October 31, 2012.

"Halloween is typically the busiest day of the year for pizza companies across the nation, so we hope to collect a lot of donations to help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters. Our hearts go out to the people affected by this natural disaster," said Jack Butorac, CEO of Marco's Pizza.

All nineteen Marco's Pizza stores in the greater Cincinnati region are participating in this cause. In order for customers to order a New Yorker pizza and donate to the American Red Cross, they may either call their nearest Marco's Pizza or visit to find their nearest Marco's Pizza location.

About Marco's Franchising, LLC

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco's was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and is committed to making Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 320 stores in 26 states and the Bahamas. Marco's Pizza recently ranked 11th place in the "2012 Pizza Industry Top 100 Movers & Shakers" article sent out by To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco's Pizza visit

CONTACT: Holly Kleese, Fishman Public Relations, (847) 945-1300, or hkleese@fishmanpr.comSource: Marco'sFranchising, LLC