Durant alum comes home and buys local pizza restaurant

Holden Wright (DHS Class of 2010) is the new owner of Marco's Pizza. Staff photo.

By Joey McWilliams

Durant has a way of bringing people back home.

Business presented by Kiamichi Tech.

Being back in the area is the reason Holden and Elizabeth Wright have returned to Bryan County.

“Prior to this, I was a chemical engineer,” Holden said. “I worked at a refinery up in Tulsa and at a refinery in west Texas, as well. My wife and I were talking about it and we just really wanted to move back to Durant.

“We’re both from here and raised here. That was a big motivator to move back and we started to look around for opportunities. And there aren’t really any refineries in Durant, so that wasn’t an option.”

But another opportunity came up and Wright took advantage of it. Two months ago, he purchased Marco’s Pizza on University Boulevard and has been going to strong in the pizza business ever since.

“And you know what my dad has been doing for the past 35 years, so there is a little bit of background.” 

Holden’s dad is Blake Wright, who has owned Taco Casa since the late ‘80s, so there is definitely a background in food service.

Wright said he is just now starting to let more people know as he is building up his staff. And he continuing to hire, for those who are interested.

The DHS alum from the Class of 2010 also said he excited about the upcoming months.

“We’re going to have a bunch of fun things going forward. Doing some raffles and giveaways and things like that. We’re going to be involved on the campuses of Southeastern and Durant schools. We’re really excited about the opportunities, especially as the school year starts.

“If anybody needs any big orders, feel free to contact us. We can give discounts to businesses and we just worked for the Southeastern alumni golf tournament.”

Marco’s is located at 2832 University Blvd. in Suite 134. and can be reached at (580) 924-1020.

“Come on and join us! We’re excited to have everybody here. It’s been really fun seeing everybody that I grew up with and seeing people that my parents have known and getting to have good conversations. We’re really enjoying it. “

1 Comment

  1. Pat Robbins says:

    Durant is still a great place to live! Come on home! And congratulations on your business.