Togo’s Expands to Greater Phoenix Area

Togo’s Eateries Inc. announced it has signed a development agreement with a new franchise group to open three restaurants in the greater Phoenix area. The franchisees will develop three restaurants in Ahwatukee, Tempe, and Avondale, Arizona over the next two to three years. This new development is part of the sandwich chain’s plan to grow its footprint in new markets in Arizona and throughout the West.

New Togo’s Location Targets Homelessness in California

Togo’s Eateries Inc. announced the opening of its latest company-owned restaurant in Berkeley, California, located at 2172 Shattuck Ave. To celebrate the grand opening, Togo’s aims to raise funds for the Berkeley Food & Housing Project, an organization dedicated to easing and ending the crisis of homelessness for men, women, and children in the Berkeley community. During the first week of operation, guests can receive a free, six-inch sandwich for every $2 donation made to the charity.

Togo’s Aims To Raise $30K For No Kid Hungry

Togo’s Eateries is teaming up for the third year with its nearly 250 restaurants along the West Coast to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Through September 30, Togo’s guests will receive a free 20-ounce fountain drink for every $1 donation made to No Kid Hungry.

In addition, Togo’s is encouraging guests to visit its Facebook fan page and “Give a Like to Change a Life.” For the first time, Togo’s will donate $1 to the No Kid Hungry campaign for every like received on its Facebook page during September for up to 10,000 new fans.

Next-Level Feedback

It wasn’t long ago when quick-serve guests were asked to fill out paper comment cards to help brands gather both positive and negative feedback.

However, with advancements in technology and customers’ growing reliance on cell phones and tablets, traditional guest-satisfaction surveys are quickly becoming a thing of the past, replaced by digital versions that can often monitor comments and concerns in real time.

Togo’s To Develop 20 Franchised Units In OR, CA

Togo’s Eateries announced the signing of two multiunit franchise agreements with an existing franchise group to develop 20 new restaurants in Oregon and California over the next several years.

Togo’s franchisee Mark Fischer will open 10 restaurants in Portland, Oregon, and 10 additional locations in Los Angeles County, California, with the first location scheduled to open in Portland in the first quarter of 2014.

This new development is part of the sandwich chain’s plan to grow the brand to 400 restaurants along the West Coast.

Togo's Lures In Franchisees With Reduced Royalties

Togo’s Eateries, a “West Coast Original” since 1971, announced a royalty incentive for new multiunit franchise agreements. Franchisees who sign a new deal for three or more locations will receive reduced royalty fees for the first two years for each new restaurant.

Franchisees will pay a 3 percent royalty during the first year of operation, followed by 4 percent in year two and 5 percent in the third year and beyond.

The royalty incentive will allow franchisees to invest additional funds into local marketing to help grow sales at each new restaurant. 

Togo’s Voted Best Sandwich Shop in Sacramento

Togo’s Eateries, a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with fresh ingredients, announced that Sacramento magazine readers voted Togo’s the Best Sandwich Shop in the magazine’s annual 2013 Restaurant Awards.

This is the eighth year Togo’s has been named Best Sandwich Shop in Sacramento.

The Ultimate Investment

At some point, most customers have the unpleasant experience of walking into a quick serve, ordering food, and getting a less-than-warm greeting from an employee who seems disconnected from his work and guests. These diners may think the attitude is entirely the employee’s fault, but it may stem from a lack of corporate involvement at the unit level.

In fact, a recent study by Atlanta-based internal communications agency Tribe Inc. revealed that a disconnect between corporate and front-line employees can lead to poor customer service and low morale in the unit.

Togo's Selects College Scholarship Winners

Togo’s Eateries Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, meaty, made to order sandwiches stuffed with fresh ingredients, is proud to announce it has awarded three California employees with a $1,000 college scholarship through the Togo’s Education Fund. The sandwich chain launched the academic scholarship program to help support team members who are continuing their education while working at Togo’s. The awards were based on employee essays about their future goals and ambitions.