Fazoli’s Sets Up Shop in a Walmart

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 3270 Telegraph Road in St. Louis.

Carl Howard, CEO of Fazoli’s, says the brand is through its “fix and repair” stages and that the Walmart unit marks the beginning of its “growth mode.”

A Super-Sized Dilemma

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 documented the negative physical toll an experiment like his could have on the human body.

To Help Shrink Waistlines, Fazoli's Shrinks its Dishes

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 to help Americans watch their waistlines and wallets. Priced at $3.99, Mini Bakes will be available for a limited time.

Quick-Serve Concierge

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 debris, and assisting with additional needs as they arise. It’s a full-service restaurant approach in a quick-service operation, one that’s paying dividends for many quick serves both in terms of great customer service and boosting the bottom line.