Fazoli’s Targets Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois for Growth

Fazoli's Targets Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois for GrowthFazoli’s is ringing in the New Year with an all-new, contemporary look and new, expanded service this week at five restaurants in Paducah, Ky.; Cape Giradeau, Mo. and southern Illinois. While the restaurant industry has seen many locations nationwide close during the recession, Fazoli’s is making a significant investment in the region. Within the last year, the popular quick service Italian chain has opened new locations in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Edwardsville, Ill., and recently remodeled restaurants in central Illinois. Several more Kentucky restaurants are slated to be remodeled this year, with expanded service added.

Guests visiting restaurants in Paducah and Cape Girardeau, as well as, Carbondale, Mt. Vernon and Marion, Ill., will experience the next generation Fazoli’s, which features a level of service rarely found in so-called “fast food” restaurants. Guests will now enjoy meals and unlimited breadsticks delivered to their tables. Traditional plates and silverware have replaced Styrofoam, plastic and paper.

Remodeled inside and out, guests will appreciate the all-new, contemporary design. Vibrant colors and bold, fun photos and graphics create a high-energy, family-friendly dining environment.

“It’s exciting to be part of a company that is investing in local communities,” said Carl Howard, president and CEO. “Many of the larger chains are failing to invest in smaller towns,” he added. “Fazoli’s believes families in cities of all sizes deserve real food they can afford in a fun, friendly environment.”

Along with updating its restaurants, Fazoli’s has overhauled its menu. “Guests who have not visited Fazoli’s in a while will be very impressed with the changes and improvements we have made to our food,” Howard added. “We have created dozens of new items and improved the flavor of long-time favorites, and our entrees and sandwiches are cooked fresh when ordered.” Fazoli’s this month is serving, for a limited time, four new Mini Bakes, all under 400 calories and priced at just $3.99.

With other entrees starting at just $4.99 and an award-winning Kid’s Night, Fazoli’s is a favorite – and a great value – for families. Parents magazine named Fazoli’s to its top 10 list of best fast casual restaurants for families. Click here for more on Fazoli’s menu, including catering, and to sign up for valuable offers from Fazoli’s e-club.