Industry News | April 4, 2014

Fazoli’s Introduces Nutella Cheesecake

Fazoli’s formed an agreement with Ferrero U.S.A Inc., makers of Nutella hazelnut spread. Participating Fazoli’s locations are serving Cheesecake with Nutella on a chocolate graham cracker crust, topped with a layer of Nutella. Priced at $2.49, the limited-time promotion runs through June 29 or until supplies last.

"We are excited to offer a limited-time-only cheesecake product made with Nutella,” says Carl Howard, Fazoli’s president and CEO. “Cheesecake is always popular, and this unique, indulgent dessert will be a big hit with our guests. Nutella is a global brand, and we’re pleased to join with them in offering this delicious treat.”

Fazoli’s culinary department worked with The Father’s Table, current supplier of Fazoli’s cheesecake, to develop a recipe before approaching Ferrero U.S.A. Inc.

Nutella hazelnut spread was first imported from Italy to the U.S. over 25 years ago by Ferrero U.S.A. Inc. The popularity of Nutella has grown steadily over the years, and it is the No. 1 selling branded hazelnut spread in America. The taste of Nutella hazelnut spread comes from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa. In addition, Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives.

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