Each year, the magazine ranks the largest independently owned pizza operations in the U.S. based on sales. And this year, Marion's came in first, with just under $21 million in sales. This is the fourth year out of the last five years that Marion's topped the list, according to Marion's Piazza CEO Roger S. Glass.
The magazine uses gross sales as its criteria, measuring all pizzerias with nine or fewer restaurants in the “independent” category. Marion’s operates nine pizza restaurants in the Dayton/northern Cincinnati area.
Mark Fisher, a 1981 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School, is a third-generation Dayton-area resident who has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1983. He covered higher education and K-12 education accountability issues for nearly 20 years before taking over the food and dining beat in 2006.