Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Winter may be just a few days away, but Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant, is continuing to experience red hot sales. Last month’s comp store sales were up 6.6 percent over last year, making it…

Retailers are projecting Black Friday 2011 to be the biggest ever, with huge savings on toys and electronics.  Shoppers will be camping outside major retailers to snatch up the best deals.  By noon, most bargain hunters will be looking for…

McDonald’s is expanding the offerings at their McCafe in-store coffee shops for the holidays. The new Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Mocha both match the refreshing taste of mint with rich coffee or chocolate flavors. This will be the brand’s…

Fazoli’s presented its prestigious Franchisee of the Year award for 2011 to Odus Mundy, who owns three Fazoli’s restaurants, and honored several top suppliers at its annual National Brand Conference held in October. In presenting Mundy with the award, Carl…

Fazoli’s has rolled out more than 15 flavorful menu items that provide guests greater variety and opportunities to customize their meals, as well as, an array of new offerings under 400 calories. Launching in company restaurants, as well as some…

Market Force recently released a survey showing that The Cheesecake Factory is America’s favorite casual dining chain. The chain was also the top winner in last year’s survey. Over 4,500 people responded for the survey on casual dining choices. The…

Odus Mundy, a multi-unit Fazoli’s franchise owner is hearing things in his Tennessee restaurants that he likes. Guests frequently comment about Fazoli’s improved food that is now presented on real plates, its new table service and fresh décor. But Mundy…

The National Restaurant Association is pairing up with the Texas Restaurant Association to help raise money for veteran rehabilitation. The “Freedom is Sweet” campaign with be tested in Texas and will expand to the rest of the nation next year.…

Al Hodges, a 30-year foodservice executive, has been appointed vice president of Operations at Fazoli’s, America’s largest quick-service Italian restaurant. Hodges joins the company from Dunkin’ Brands, where he was regional vice president, responsible for more than 4,000 restaurants. In…

Fazoli’s, the Italian restaurant popular with local families, is introducing an all-new service style and design that, when combined with its recently revamped menu, represents the future of quick-service restaurants in Wisconsin and across the country. “Fazoli’s is now giving…

 Starbucks Coffee Company is growing exponentially around the world and to facilitate new growth the company has restructured its executive branches. The Starbucks Coffee International department that manages all international locations will be split into the Asia and Europe departments.…

Subway’s recent focus in their marketing campaigns has been on capturing the health conscious portion of fast food visitors. This has paid off for the world’s largest quick service chain. Subway now sells 76% of all fast food purchased with…

With a new menu, new prototype and a new service style driving a sales turnaround, Fazoli’s CEO and President Carl Howard announces the addition of James Franks as vice president of Franchising. Franks is a 22-year veteran of franchising with…

Restaurants around the country are embracing the popularity of salads to make 2011 the Summer of Salads. As customers have become more health conscious and interested in alternatives to burgers or pizza, many fast food and casual restaurants alike are…

If you haven’t made your summer vacation plans yet, take a trip to Fazoli’s for a chance to win a tour of Italy.  The distinctive flavors of Rome, Tuscany, Campania, Naples and Sicily are being featured through five tasty, new…

Despite owning 12 restaurants and producing over 2000 episodes of his show for food network, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse was still surprised by the equipment and practices of the kitchens he visits in the upcoming show “The Originals”. The chef…

Fazoli’s has been serving up hot Italian food for over twenty years. The restaurant found a happy customer base with its quick serve Italian food, the first of its kind to appear in the United States. The winning combination of…

As America ramps up its fight against bulging waist lines, restaurant chains are providing ammunition in the form of great-tasting menu items with 550 or fewer calories. The trend not only caters to increasing consumer demand for such items, but…

Photos of mullet haircuts, parachute pants, and any other “old school” behavior can be traded in for free spaghetti as part of a promotion developed by Fazoli’s.  Bring your old school photo to any participating Fazoli’s, order one of the…

Chain restaurants saw a surprising amount of growth during 2010, showing an annual average rise of 1.8%. Some companies, such as Fazoli’s and many in the Steak category, turned 2009 losses into 2010 growth. Limited service restaurant chains like Pizza,…

Panera Bread has experienced continuing growth for the past four consecutive quarters despite the U.S. recession. Expansion into the catering industry and a new customer loyalty program has largely driven the double digit gains. The program, called MyPanera, gives customers…

It might come as no surprise that Fazoli’s, started in Lexington in 1988, fell into a slump, hemorrhaging more than 150 restaurants in recent years. But unlike its Central Kentucky-born brethren, the fast-food Italian chain has begun to bounce back…

Enjoying your favorite Italian pasta dishes doesn’t have to be such an indulgence when you choose one of the new Mini Bakes from Fazoli’s. These smaller, 400 calorie or less choices offer the same great quality and taste of larger…

Fazoli’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…

The San Diego Restaurants Survey from Zagat has been released.  The survey scored 533 restaurants in the San Diego area as reviewed by 2,294 restaurant goers.  The survey found that the average cost of a meal fell from $35.78 a…