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FROM THE FLOOR: Fazoli's to Launch New Concept

Fazoli’s is rolling out a new fast-casual concept focusing on modern Italian fare, CEO Carl Howard announced at the 2013 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

While Fazoli’s serves up tradition Italian dishes like pastas, pizzas, and submarinos, the new modern Italian concept will resemble Chipotle in its service and menu models. The point of differentiation, Howard says, is that this new concept will focus on three primary menu platforms instead of one.

Fazoli's Hits the Road with Trio of Travel Center Deals

Three new franchisees have agreed to develop Fazoli’s restaurants in travel centers, while two existing operators also have new travel-center units under construction.

Fazoli’s reached agreements with three new franchisees for six travel center units in East Texas; Dubuque, Iowa; and Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Three are expected to open by the end of 2013. The deals put Fazoli’s on a strong growth track.

According to president and CEO Carl T. Howard, Fazoli’s has hit an important turnaround milestone.

Fazoli's Gives One Lucky Mom Food for a Year

May 12 is Mother’s Day, the one time in the year when kids and husbands around the world show their appreciation to the person who holds it all together.

For the third year in a row, Fazoli’s is getting in on the celebration. In each participating market, the Italian restaurant chain is crowning one lucky mom—or in Italian, mamma—“Fazoli’s Mamma of the Year.” 

The prize includes free meals from Fazoli’s for a year.

Fazoli's Celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kids on March 21

Fazoli’s loves families—especially kids—and will be celebrating Absolutely Incredible Kid Day on Thursday, March 21. 

This special day was established by the Camp Fire organization in 1996 as a day adults are asked to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to let children know how much they are appreciated. 

Fazoli’s is supporting the day with a series of activities, including a Free Kids Meal to any child 12 and under who dresses up like his or her favorite superhero, or who brings in a letter of support and encouragement written by an adult. 

Fazoli’s Extends Franchise Sales Incentive Program

Premium quick-service restaurant Fazoli’s, recently rated #2 overall among large national fast food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey, is extending its franchise incentive program an additional nine months to the end of 2013. New franchisees can save at least $30,000 on a single new unit. Franchisees opening multiple units under an area development agreement can save up to $50,000 per unit. The program combines reduced franchise fees and royalty discounts for new and converted traditional, freestanding, and inline units.

Pop the Question at Fazoli’s, Get Free Spaghetti for a Year

There’s nothing more romantic than getting engaged over an Italian dinner.  Unless, of course, the Italian dinner engagement occurs on Valentine’s Day, which is extra special. And this Valentine’s Day, if you get engaged at a Fazoli’s restaurant, you’ll not only get a partner for life, you’ll both receive free spaghetti for a year. Plus, all couples who propose will have a chance to win $500 worth of Fazoli’s catering – perfect for wedding festivities.

Fazoli’s Cathy Hull Recognized as Top Marketing Exec in 2012

Cathy Hull, Fazoli’s chief marketing officer, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Private Company Marketing Executive” for 2012.

The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top chief marketing officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank marketing executives based on their performance in 24 key areas.

Fazoli's Packs Its Bags for Second Travel-Center Location

Premium quick-service restaurant Fazoli's, recently rated No. 2 overall among large national fast-food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey, is continuing its expansion into travel-center and convenience-store locations.

Franchise operator Aditi Italian Fast Food, headed by Chintu Patel, has opened the newest location on Interstate 74 in Shelbyville, Indiana, 25 miles east of Indianapolis. It offers dine-in, carryout, and drive-thru options.

This is Fazoli's second travel-center locations. Par Mar Stores opened the first earlier this year in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Fazoli's Celebrates Everyone's Favorite Utensil in November

The fork, made popular by Italian nobility, first appeared in the fourth century B.C.  It started with just two prongs, then three, and finally four. 

The fork has really changed the way we eat, especially at Fazoli’s. With a variety of entrées that you can use a fork to dig in to, Fazoli’s is celebrating the fork all this month. 

Monday, November 12, is “Celebrate the Fork Day”at Fazoli’s. Guests can stop by any participating Fazoli’s for a free Pick Your Pasta Entrée with the purchase of another.

Fazoli's Adds New Pink Drink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Fazoli's has come up with a way to help bring attention to the cause. Fazoli's has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to raise awareness and funds by creating a limited time only Pink Italian Lemon Ice. This lemon ice will be featured at participating Fazoli's restaurants throughout October. The limited time drink is just $1.99, with $1 of the purchase price going to support NBCF's mission to save lives through early detection.

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