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Riding a nearly two-year sales growth streak, premium Italian quick-service restaurant ...

Fazoli’s has debuted its first unit in a travel plaza, marking an additional venue for the popular premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain.

Franchisee Par Mar Stores, a division of Par Mar Oil Co., has agreed to open two more Fazoli’s at other travel plazas in West...

With all the bad news to report day in and day out, it's nice to have some good news to talk about. Especially if you're a news anchor and the good news is about you. 

This Wednesday, April 4, is National Hug a News Anchor Day, and Fazoli's is...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, is off to a running start in 2012 with record same-store sales growth in January.

Company units posted a 12.1 percent year-over-year increase, with franchisees reporting a 9.9 percent jump. It was...

With at least two mid-size restaurant chains planning to expand through highway travel centers in the coming year, other quick serves looking to grow may want to hit the open road.

Both Huddle House and Fazoli’s, which, respectively, have 430 locations and 230 locations nationwide,...

Fazoli’s is enjoying big same-store sales gains at the end of 2011, and CEO and president Carl Howard plans to carry that success into 2012 with a number of hospitality enhancements and new expansion strategies.

The Italian quick-serve concept experienced a 6.6 percent increase in...

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.

 

Al Hodges, a 30-year foodservice executive, has been appointed vice president of operations at Fazoli’s.

Hodges joins the company from Dunkin’ Brands, where he was regional vice president, responsible for more than 4,000 restaurants.

In his new position, Hodges will...

Fazoli’s, the Italian restaurant popular with local families, is introducing an all-new service style and design.

“Fazoli’s is now giving guests a $10 sit-down restaurant experience for half that price,” says Carl Howard, president and CEO.

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...

With a new menu, new prototype, and a new service style driving a sales turnaround, Fazoli’s CEO and President Carl Howard announced the addition of James Franks as vice president of franchising.

Franks is a 22-year veteran of franchising with a strong reputation for launching and...

April 2011

Since May 2010, TCBY has introduced a self-serve prototype, revamped its store design, and signed a deal to open 200 stores in Texas over the next 10 years.

It was no coincidence that TCBY hired a new CEO that same month.

Fazoli’s announced that as part of its growth strategy and push into nontraditional locations, it will open its first Walmart location on February 15.  

The newest Fazoli’s will be christened with grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Walmart Supercenter at...

January 2011

In 2004, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock released a documentary, Super Size Me, that made waves across the foodservice sector and among American consumers. By eating nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days and ordering the Super Sized version of a meal each time it was offered, Spurlock...

Just in time for the New Year, Fazoli’s is introducing four new Mini Bakes, all with 400 calories or less.

Three Cheese Baked Ravioli, Hearty Tortellini and Bacon, Mushroom Chicken Alfredo, and Penne Tuscano headline Fazoli’s line-up of New Year’s specials, all designed...

Just in time for the holidays, Fazoli’s is unwrapping an all-new, contemporary look and new, expanded service this week at its Normal, Illinois, restaurant. Last week the Italian quick-service chain introduced its new design and service style in Champaign, Illinois.

Chief exec of the company says the decision to expand in St. Louis and Kansas City was because the markets best system average sales by 10 percent.
July 2010

At McAlister’s Deli, employees greet customers as they approach the counter to place their order and once more as they deliver meals to customers in the dining room. These same employees also walk the dining room, offering to get drink refills, removing meal...

Italian quick serve's new marketing strategy focuses on the family dining experience.
Fazoli’s expands in Missouri, aand its Poplar Bluff unit is the first to use the new Fazoli's restaurant design in the building's conversion.