America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain experiences record-breaking sales and traffic and the debut of innovative LTOs
Lexington, KY (RestaurantNews.com) Fazoli’s is renowned for its premium quality Italian dishes, but that’s not the only thing the brand is making headlines for. America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain is continuing to accelerate its success with record-breaking sales and menu innovation.
Fazoli’s franchisees set 11 sales records in the second quarter of 2018. The brand celebrated the second highest opening in brand history in Columbus, Ga. Opening day sales in Columbus reached nearly $14,000 and closed the week at over $95,000. And, in what is a record-breaking year for new restaurant openings, Fazoli’s opened its second Arkansas location in Paragould and re-opened in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
In addition to strong franchise growth, the second quarter also marks one year since Fazoli’s brand refresh. As part of this refresh, Fazoli’s remodeled nine of its locations with a new contemporary look and feel, including a modern interior redesign. Sales and traffic in remodeled locations are up double-digits, at a remarkable 12%.
“Fazoli’s continues to gain momentum and, if the second quarter is any indication, there are no signs we’re slowing down.” Howard said. “We’re dedicated to being a ‘best in class’ brand that continuously strives for excellence.”
Howard recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary as Fazoli’s CEO. Part of the brand’s success can be attributed to his innovative approach to Italian QSR. The brand just added Italian Breadstick Sliders and Pepperoni Pizza Breadsticks to its menu, giving guests several revolutionary new ways to indulge in its famous breadsticks.
With nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, Fazoli’s is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join its growing, successful franchise network and is targeting new markets across the U.S. For more information about franchise opportunities, contact Chief Development Officer Jeff Sturgis at 859.825.6212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian.
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest elevated QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s prides itself on serving premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly prepared pasta entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads, pizza and desserts – along with its unlimited signature breadsticks. Named one of the “Best Franchise Opportunities for 2018” by Franchise Business Review, a FastCasual.com “Brand of the Year,” and “Human Resources Team of the Year” by the 2018 American Business Awards, Fazoli’s franchisees are experiencing record sales growth. Visit www.ownafazolis.com for details on development opportunities.
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