Australia’s Home of Piled High Pizzas
Maries Pizza is a wholly Australian owned and operated franchise – a Gold Coast based iconic brand now world famous for creating piled-high pizzas with generous toppings of the finest quality ingredients. What many of our competitors call a large sized Pizza is referred to at Maries Pizza as a medium sized pizza. The Maries’ large is a REALLY LARGE FAMILY SIZE – almost 40 cm! The Maries Large or Family sized pizza is a magnificent feast loved for decades by Gold Coast residents and visitors to Australia’s tourism capital. Maries Pizza regular devotees return again and again for its consistency in offering a premium product – an unmatched generous amount of the freshest toppings on an irresistible homemade base!
In 1979 Marie and Ted Sherman (Sr.) packed up and moved their five children from rural New South Wales to Queensland’s Gold Coast. The goal was to obtain jobs, a better lifestyle and security for the family. Maries Pizza was officially founded in 1982 with the first store opened at Palm Beach. From the beginning, Ted and Marie recognised the need for excellence, and a point of difference, and developed their unique pizza dough with the assistance of a world renowned pastry chef. Toppings were (and still are) fresh and plentiful and it wasn’t long before Maries Pizza became legendary and sought out by many of the visiting rich and famous celebrities and dignitaries.
The original Maries Pizza store at Palm Beach became an iconic pizzeria and a “hang out”, much loved by the local surfers and families alike. This success demanded expansion and more Maries Pizza stores and soon the entire family was involved in every aspect of the business from dough production to management and development. The family passion resulted in total immersion in the business with everyone learning the skills, and the art, of pizza making with an unfaltering dedication to the provision of superior meal alternatives from pizzas, to ribs, pasta, salads, and more.
Company Name: Maries Pizza
Year Established: 1982
Country of Origin: Australia
Contact Person: Barry Jarred
Types of Franchise Available: Master franchise, Franchise
Number of Units: 10
Size of Units: 1
Estimated Initial Capital: AU$250,000