Just in time for summer road trips and family outings, Fazoli’s is bringing its Italian food to three new communities as it opens three new restaurants, with eight more to come this year. The quick-service restaurant chain opened a franchised unit last month in Dubuque, Iowa. This week it debuted in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A third franchised location opens later this month in Whitehouse, Texas. All three are operated by new franchisees and are located in travel centers along major interstates. They are the first of 11 franchised and company restaurants scheduled to open this year.
Every Wednesday in June from 2 to 5 p.m., Fazoli’s will offer members of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) a free Italian lemon ice with any entrée purchase. The members are also welcome to stay and play a game of bridge at the restaurant.
“We have the perfect environment for bridge players, with a relaxing dining area that’s great for both a sit down meal and a game of bridge,” says Jon Quinn, Fazoli’s vice president of marketing. “And with free unlimited breadsticks and our special June offer, Fazoli’s may become the favorite hangout for bridge players.”
Fazoli’s announces four promotions and the addition of a director. The moves come as Fazoli’s plans to open 11 restaurants this year.
Scott Sir Louis was promoted to vice president of company operations from director of company operations. He joined Fazoli’s in 2002. Doug Bostick, with the company for 14 years, is the new vice president of franchise operations. Additionally, Chris Markovich and Patrick Devine were promoted to director of company operations from regional director posts.
Fazoli’s franchised and company restaurants in March reported year-over-year sales increases of nearly seven percent, far outpacing their quick-service and fast-casual competitors. The strong sales come as Fazoli’s prepares to open 10 new restaurants this year.
Fazoli’s formed an agreement with Ferrero U.S.A Inc., makers of Nutella hazelnut spread. Participating Fazoli’s locations are serving Cheesecake with Nutella on a chocolate graham cracker crust, topped with a layer of Nutella. Priced at $2.49, the limited-time promotion runs through June 29 or until supplies last.
The new Italian fast-casual concept Venti Tre Modern Italian, developed by quick-serve giant Fazoli's, has been a hit with consumers since opening its first store two weeks ago in Baltimore. Carl Howard, CEO and president of Fazoli's, attributes this quick success to the brand's ability to attract a young, hip crowd.
“It's more of a next-generation fast-casual restaurant,” Howard says. “It's just got a really cool feel. I think the design compliments the food and the service that we're providing really well.”
Jonathan Quinn has joined Fazoli's, a premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, as vice president of marketing. Quinn brings Fazoli's more than 15 years of brand management and marketing expertise, serving such foodservice brands as Bob Evans, Wendy’s, Long John Silver’s, Applebee’s, Damon’s Grill, White Castle, Golden Corral, and T. Marzetti. His experience also includes executive positions with two marketing communications firms.
Fazoli’s announces an enhanced online and mobile ordering platform, powered by Olo, perfect for guests looking for quick and easy catering.
Fazoli's, the Italian quick-service restaurant, launched its first partnership with Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Participating Fazoli's locations will serve Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, a New York–style cheesecake swirled with pumpkin and topped with Ghirardelli Caramel Sauce for $1.99. The limited-time promotion runs through January 5, 2014.
There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, even Aunt and Uncle Day. So why not Mother-In-Law Day? Well, there is such a day and it’s celebrated on October 27. Mother-In-Law Day was first initiated by a local newspaper editor in Amarillo, Texas, in 1934—Fazoli’s is honoring the day with a promotional offer. On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at participating Fazoli’s restaurants, all mothers-in-law will receive a free Pick-Your-Pasta entrée with the purchase of one of Fazoli’s new Fab Five Entrées.