It's a little known fact that our family owned company sold the first of its now famous grilled folds out of a baseball field concession stand in the year 2000 on Aviano AB, Italy. While awaiting construction of our flagship location, we worked the concession for two months, with lines big enough to fill a dugout and then some. From the very beginning we focused on quality. Our goal was to offer a different kind of fast food. We felt people craved real food, even if it was "fast food," without all the processed junk. So, we started from scratch. Yes, "scratch.," meaning everything you eat is made fresh that day. We cut out the cheap fillers, using only the freshest cuts of real meats. Then we dry-rubbed it. That's right - real rubs and spices, not artificial flavors and high fat mayo's.
Marko’s Grill Opens its First Stateside location:
After many rewarding years of serving our men and women in uniform on Aviano Air Base’s flight line in Italy, Marko’s responded to eager requests from our patrons to bring our products stateside. We felt the civilian sector would be happy to have us, and in July of 2012, Marko’s opened its doors in Lowell Massachusetts, with a professional mobile kitchen set up. Over the course of our first year, we’ve expanded our service model to include a New England style “Shack” where patrons can order their food and stay warm in the winter months. This July 2013 marks our one-year anniversary. Many thanks to our enthusiastic patrons who make our work a labor of love. Thanks to Tom Durkin, who has been indispensable in making our little operation possible. His friendship, business acumen, and professional manner have been invaluable and most graceful. Thanks to Karin Bell for all her support and radio publicity. Thanks to Richard Chavez and the whole team at Enterprise bank, who were crucial in helping to launch Marko’s in Lowell. Finally, thanks to everyone at Lowell city hall for making a traditionally stressful process seem like a warm handshake.
We look forward to serving you . . .