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.

Fazoli's Unveils Franchise Sales Incentive Program

Coming off its record-setting 26 consecutive months of same-store sales growth, Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, is launching a new franchise incentive program that can save operators at least $30,000 on a single new unit.

Franchisees opening multiple units under a 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.

Fazoli's Brings Back Pizza Baked Pastas as Fall LTO

Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, announced that its August sales broke yet another record.

Company unit sales were up 3.4 percent over last year, making it the 25th consecutive month of comp-store sales increases.

Franchise restaurants reported positive August sales of 4.2 percent, making it the 26th month in a row for comp-store sales growth. A new record for continuous franchise same-store sales was set in July.

Fazoli's Breadstick Tour Garners $35,000 in Donations

Fazoli's Breadstick Tour across the country has come to an end. The Breadstick Express truck made its final stop back where it started, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Instead of handing out breadsticks, the truck was joined by two semi-tractor trailers to distribute meals and other essentials to 800 families. 

Fazoli's Sets Same-Store Sales Record

Sales at Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, are taking a cue from this summer’s record-breaking weather.

Franchised restaurants reported positive July sales over last year, making it the 25th consecutive period of same-store sales increases—a new Fazoli’s franchise record. Company units reported their 24th consecutive month of comp-store sales growth, tying the previous record set back in 1998.

Fazoli's Voted Best HR Department

Fazoli's, America's largest quick-service Italian restaurant, took home the 2012 Gold Stevie Award for Best Human Resources Department during the 10th annual American Business Awards on June 18.

Fazoli's beat out nine other finalists for the honor during a ceremony hosted by Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone and broadcast live on the Business TalkRadio Network from the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square.

Fazoli's Kicks Off Summer Breadstick Tour

With engines revved and breadsticks prepped, Fazoli’s is hitting the road this summer to feed hungry fans everywhere—and to raise money for children while it’s at it.

The eight-week Summer Breadstick Tour launches June 21 in the Italian quick serve’s hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. The brand will travel the country spreading the word about Fazoli’s new hospitality and service program. It’s using breadsticks—and a bright, eye-catching food truck—to really drive the point home.