Austin, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, recently announced company plans to expand throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
With a solid 14 existing locations in the state, Schlotzsky’s has already cultivated a loyal fan base and generated strong traction. The company is aiming to replicate the same success with additional locations throughout the state. Company plans call for 10 signed franchise deals in Tulsa and another 15 signed deals in Oklahoma City by the end of 2014 to add to a roster of over 350 locations worldwide.
“Schlotzsky’s has already built fantastic brand recognition and a strong reputation in the Oklahoma market,” said David Wheeler, Vice President of Franchise Development at Schlotzsky’s. “As an established brand, we anticipate the same great success in these development markets for years to come.”
All future Schlotzsky’s locations in Oklahoma will feature the brand’s “Lotz Better” restaurant design complete with vibrant colors, playful slogans, contemporary furniture and artwork, and co-branding opportunities with sister companies, Cinnabon and Carvel, offering franchise partners multiple streams of revenue under one roof.
“We are seeking qualified franchise partners who have passion, keen business acumen and a strong commitment to the community, to join us in continued growth in the area,” added Wheeler.
Development plans in the state of Oklahoma are a part of Schlotzsky’s strategic growth initiatives across the nation. The fast casual chain will continue momentum by aggressively targeting markets in their home state, Texas, and in untapped markets around the country such as St. Louis and Kansas City.
For more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.schlotzskysfranchising.com.
Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s has been the home of The Original® toasted sandwich. The menu has evolved with customers’ tastes to include the highest quality sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and soups available today. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky’s is the fast-casual choice for a quick, healthful, and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 37 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, South Africa, and Turkey. Schlotzsky’s is owned by FOCUS Brands Inc.®, the franchisor and operator of more than 4,000 Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels, McAlister’s Deli® locations and the franchisor of Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in international markets. For more information, visit www.Schlotzskys.com.