Fast-growing pizza chain Marco’s Pizza, based in Toledo, Ohio, awarded 86 franchise development deals and opened nearly 80 new stores in 2023. And the chain is not done growing.

Marco’s 2024 development strategy will center on multi-unit growth as the chain prioritizes franchisee relations and operational support with nearly half of its current franchise network comprised of multi-unit operators. Other key areas of opportunity lie in capitalizing on franchise growth in the nontraditional sector alongside international expansion, with near-term opportunities existing in the LATAM region and future sights set overseas, per a release.

Marco’s has more than 1,200 stores across 34 states, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.