America’s Most Loved Pizza: Marco’s Pizza Opens in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark – The nation’s Most-Loved and Most-Trusted Pizza Brand, Marco’s Pizza, recently opened its first River Valley location in Fort Smith. Situated at 2505 Market Trace, locals can expect an authentic Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.

The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by Kyle Putman, an Arkansas native. Coming from a finance background, Putman was introduced to Marco’s in 2018. After trying Marco’s pizza for the first time, he knew it would be a great fit in the River Valley community. This is his first location, with plans to expand in the next several years.

“I was on the search for the best pizza place to open for myself, and after seeing Marco’s was named as America’s Most Loved Pizza, I had to try it for myself,” said Putman. “I loved the authentic, Italian taste of Marco’s Pizza – it was better than anything I’ve had. I knew this was something special, which is why I’m excited to bring it to the River Valley community.”

The menu at Marco’s Pizza in Fort Smith will feature a mix of classic pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe and All Meat, along with a variety of salads with croutons made daily. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on Italian white bread, hearth baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers and CheezyBread. Marco’s is also the first national pizza delivery brand to offer Specialty Pizza Bowls – a crustless pie made to meet consumers ever-changing dietary preferences. With carryout, delivery, app and online ordering services, Marco’s offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or having it delivered to your door.

As the only national pizza brand founded by a native Italian, Marco’s has made its name in the growing $47 billion pizza industry by producing fresh, authentic, handmade Italian quality pizza. Italian food is famous for its quality servings and Marco’s prides itself on crafting every pizza by using ingredients that are fresh. At a time when 91 percent of Americans eat pizza once a month, more people are increasingly choosing the quality pizza that’s synonymous with Marco’s name.

Marco’s Pizza in Fort Smith has put several safety measures in place at the stores such as contact-free delivery, curbside carryout, extra cleaning/sanitizing measures. Employees are required wear masks throughout their shifts and health checks are done daily.

Marco’s Pizza started in Ohio. The founder, Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco, grew up making pizzas with his father after they immigrated to the United States from Sulmona, Italy. Fast forward several years later, he created Marco’s Pizza to capture the Italian spirit and flavors he was raised on.

Opening a new store every three and a half days on average, Marco’s Pizza is committed to continued growth and increasing its presence internationally by late 2020. As America’s Most-Loved and Most-Trusted pizza brand, Marco’s has carved out a niche in the industry for authentic Italian quality pizza, known for its fresh dough made daily onsite, a proprietary cheese blend that is fresh, never-frozen, and a secret original pizza sauce recipe from its founder Pat Giammarco.

For more information about the Marco’s Pizza location opening in Fort Smith, please visit, download the mobile app or call 479-755-9100.


Marco’s Pizza is America’s Most Loved and Most Trusted Pizza Brand, according to the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is one of the fastest-growing pizza companies in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making authentic Italian quality pizza with fresh ingredients. Marco’s Pizza can be ordered by delivery, curbside pick-up and by downloading the mobile app, online at or by calling each store directly.

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