Marco’s Pizza – No Guilt Pizzas and More

Landing the number eight spot on the magazine Franchising World’s list of Fast and Serious Growth Franchises Category and listed among the Top 25 Pizza Restaurant Chains in another magazine, Marketing Quarterly, are the latest achievements of interstate franchise and pizza restaurant chain Marco’s Pizza.

Specializing in Italian-American food since it was founded in 1978 by immigrant Pasquale Giammarco in Oregon, Ohio’s Starr Avenue corner Wheeling Street, Marco’s Pizza now has over franchise locations in 33 states and the Bahamas Islands and is set to open outlets in Puerto Rico and India.

Make Wise and Informed Food Choices NOW

MarcospicaIt’s difficult to choose which pizza provides the healthiest option for you unless you are determined to control the portion you will eat. This will prove as a special dilemma to you with delicious Marco’s Pizza concoctions.

Not all pizzas are created equal, so making informed and wise food choices now will benefit you in the long run, health-wise and cash-wise. Take a look at what Marco’s Pizza has to offer:

  • Hawaiian Chicken Pizza, small size, one slice: 180 calories, 18 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein, and six grams fat.
  • Pepperoni, medium size, one slice: 230 calories, 24 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams protein, and nine grams fat.
  • Pepperoni and Sausage, extra large size, one slice: 300 calories, 29 grams carbohydrates, 14 grams protein, and 13 grams fat.
  • Double Cheese, extra large size, one slice: 300 calories, 29 grams fat, 14 grams protein, and 10 grams fat.
  • Cheese Pan Pizza, one slice: 290 calories, 36 grams carbohydrates, 15 grams protein, and eight grams fat.
  • White Cheezy Pizza, extra large size, one slice: 300 calories, 29 grams carbohydrates, zero protein, and 13 grams fat.
  • Garden Pizza, medium size, one slice: 230 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein, and eight grams fat.
  • Chicken Fresco, medium size, one slice: 260 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates, 15 grams protein, and 10 grams fat.
  • Double Mushroom, medium size, one slice: 182 calories, 22 grams carbohydrates, nine grams protein, and four grams fat.
  • Bacon Onion, medium size, one slice: 230 calories, 24 grams carbohydrates, 15 grams protein, and nine grams fat.
  • Anchovies, thin crust, medium size, one slice: 88 calories, one gram carbohydrate, seven grams protein, and five grams fat.
  • Meatball, Mushroom & Onion, medium size, one slice: 234 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates, 13 grams protein, and seven grams fat.
  • Mushroom & Onion, medium size, one slice: 199 calories, 25 grams, ten grams protein, and five grams fat.
  • Chicken with Garlic Sauce, medium size, one slice: 225 calories, zero carbohydrates, 12 grams protein, and zero fat.
  • Feta, Grilled Chicken & Pineapple, thin crust, medium size, one slice: 60 calories, four grams carbohydrates, four grams protein, and one gram fat.
  • Cheese, thin crust, medium size, one slice: 65 calories, one gram carbohydrate, five grams protein, and four grams fat.

The Winning Healthy Choices

You can tell which the winning healthy choices, obviously, are from the total calorie amounts to the number of grams of fat. As to food items on the menu, here are the recommended healthier options to order at any Marco’s Pizza outlet:

  • Chicken Caesar Salad, regular size, one serving: 150 calories, eight grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein, and eight grams fat.
  • Chicken Wrap with Chili Sauce, one serving: 320 calories, zero carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
  • Cheesybread, one piece: 80 calories, 11 grams carbohydrates, three grams protein, and 1.5 grams fat.
  • Buffalo Wings, one wing: 60 calories, zero carbohydrates, 5.3 grams protein, and 4.3 grams fat.
  • Cinnabread, one serving: 60 calories, nine grams carbohydrates, one gram protein, and 1.5 grams fat.
  • Cheesy Breadsticks, one breadstick: 80 calories, 11 grams carbohydrates, three grams protein, and 1.5 grams fat.

Some Tips Before Ordering ANY Marco’s Pizza Flavor

We all know that pizza is not an altogether health food per se but if you just eat a slice occasionally like once a week and have both a balanced diet and exercise regularly, you couldn’t possibly drop dead from that kind of weekly pizza ration. Here are some tips to remember before ordering any of the pizzas in the Marco’s Pizza selection.

  • Thin Crust: when you opt for thin instead of regular crust pizza, you save around 200 sodium milligrams and about 50 calories.
  • Toppings: they can actually increase both the number of calories and the amount of fat in a pizza.
  • Pepperoni: one of the tastiest toppings around also has the highest content of fat and sodium, not to mention its caloric amount.
  • Pineapple in Hawaiian-flavored pizzas is, contrary to popular perception, not really healthy because it is artificially sweetened.
  • Ham increases the sodium content of any size pizza by almost 1,300 milligrams a serving.
  • Size: it matters, really, so instead of ordering a large size Marco’s Pizza, order one in medium and share it with friends or companions.
  • Portion control: if what you ordered is already caloric by itself, having two slices will be just the thing to make you gain three to five pounds easily.
  • Sodium: an impossibility to control in pizzas (dough, sauce, topping, etc.) so follow or precede your pizza night with low sodium foods the next day.

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