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Pizza chain plans to open more than 30 locations in Phoenix area

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PHOENIX — The nation’s fastest-growing pizza chain has set its sights on Phoenix and hopes to open more than 30 locations soon.

In a press release, Toledo, Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza said the chain’s 33 Phoenix metro locations should employ more than 600 people.

“The metro Phoenix region is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, making it a prime location for growth in local communities,” Cameron Cummins, chief development officer at Marco’s Pizza, said in the release.

“We are still at the ground floor of our development in Phoenix, making it an exciting expansion region for us. Our development team is poised for success and we’re eager to bring Marco’s back to both old and new customers in the area.”

Marco’s has four locations in Arizona: Two in Tucson, one in Mesa and another in Glendale that is scheduled to open in November.

The chain said it has already acquired some of the new locations and hopes to have at least two open by the end of October.

The chain has more than 700 stores nationwide and has expanded internationally to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and India.

The Valley has become a recent hot spot for pizza chain growth. Chicago favorite Lou Malnati’s opened earlier this year, while other Windy City staples Giordano’s and Gino’s East are also opening in the Valley of the Sun.

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