Focus Brands Appoints SVP of Business Development

FOCUS Brands announced today it has named Chad Scales as senior vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Chad’s primary responsibility will be to develop new lines of business, including product creation, manufacture, and sales for Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

Schlotzsky’s Bun Run is Back for 30th Year (Now with 10k)

Austin, Texas–based Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and Fresh-from-Scratch buns, announced its 30th Annual Bun Run, scheduled for April 29. The longest-running 5k in Austin’s history is adding a 10k for the first time, and both races will get a fun jump-start with a T-shirt design contest that will reward one lucky winner with a $1,000 check.

Schlotzsky's Brings Back Three Holiday Sandwich Favorites

Schlotzsky’s heads into the holiday season with the return of its popular premium ribeye steak sandwiches.
From now until February 26, the home of The Originalround toasted sandwich will feature three new, limited-time-only signature sandwiches made with premium ribeye steak—the Bacon & Smoked Cheddar Ribeye, the Mushrooms & Grilled Onions Ribeye, and the Guacamole & Red Peppers Ribeye.

Schltozsky’s Tri-Brands With Cinnabon, Carvel in Philly

Schlotzsky’s announced that it has signed a history-making franchise deal to bring 30 new restaurants throughout the Philadelphia metro area that will also house Cinnabon and Carvel franchises inside the buildings.

Schlotzsky’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon are all part of the parent company FOCUS Brands Inc. The three food franchises began partnering early last year to open tri-branded locations and have seen robust sales due to this strategy.

Schlotzsky’s Rounds it Up

Schlotzsky’s is heading into fall with the return of its Angus Round Up sandwiches.

From now until November 27, the company will feature three meaty favorites: the Bacon Beefy SmokeCheezy, French Dipsky, and the Chipotle Guaca-Beefsky.

“Our famously warm and succulent roast beef sandwiches have been a big hit in the past and we’re excited to bring them back for a third time,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s.

4 Ways to Renovate Stores and Not Lose Business

Not a lot of franchisees have the experience of Ted Nevels; the Schlotzsky’s multiunit franchisee has more than 30 years of experience. Nevels has been with the brand long enough to have had Don Disman, Schlotzsky’s founder, teach him how to bake bread.

In January, Nevels and his team kicked off the reimaging of his two units in Lafayette, Louisiana. Instead of a simple makeover, Nevels used the opportunity to overhaul the entire look of his stores and fine-tune operations.

Schlotzsky's Growth Skyrockets

Schlotzsky’s, the home of The Original round toasted sandwich, announced that it has signed 75 franchise agreements for a total of 25 restaurants that will each house the Schlotzsky’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel concepts under one roof.

Company executives said the restaurants will begin to open throughout New Jerseyand Texasduring the next six – 12 months. The first development agreement was signed with New Jersey-based Better Bunz, LLC for 17 tri-brand locations (a total of 51 agreements between the three concepts), to open in areas throughout New Jersey.

Schlotzsky's Takes on Summer with "Hot Hitz"

Schlotzsky’s is spicing things up this summer as it brings back two popular sandwich combinations and unveils a third for its ‘Hot Hitz’ summer promotion.

Through August 28, 2011, the famous fast-casual restaurant concept, home to The Original round toasted sandwich, will offer two oldies but goodies, The Albuquerque Turkey and Windy City Pastrami, while rolling out its new Buffalo Chicken sandwich.

The trio of sandwiches is sure to be a ‘Hot Hit’ with customers as they seek to satisfy their lunch and dinner time cravings at Schlotzsky’s.