They’re made with just flour and water, but mixing these simple ingredients has created one of the world’s most popular foods. Noodles, from Italian pasta to all-American macaroni and cheese, and from Asian wheat or rice flour versions to those used for chicken noodle soup, are on the menus at about half of American limited-service restaurants.
Fazoli’s franchisees broke more than two-dozen weekly sales records during the last three months of 2014. The premium Italian quick-service chain has had positive franchise comp sales 54 of the last 57 months, including the last 21.
During the fourth quarter, 27 new weekly franchise sales records were set, with 25 percent of franchisees reporting new records. For December, franchisees were up 12.2 percent year-over-year with a solid 10.1 percent traffic increase. Company-owned units were up 8.4 percent over 2013 on positive 6.5 percent traffic.
With the holiday shopping season about to begin, Fazoli’s will continue to provide shoppers with what CEO Carl Howard calls a “tremendous opportunity to receive a great dinning experience.” The popular Italian quick-service chain, ranked second overall among large national fast-food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey, reported a 5.7 percent increase for October sales on the franchise side with a 2.6 percent increase reported on the company side. The entire system enjoyed positive traffic in the period.
Do you get up every day inspired to go to work because you have a great boss? Then you might want nominate your boss into Fazoli’s Best Boss Bash. The fast-casual Italian restaurant chain will cater lunch at the office of the top 10 bosses in participating markets across the country. Those interested in entering their boss should go to Fazoli’s facebook to enter. Deadline to enter is October 24.
Fazoli’s, the premium Italian quick-service restaurant, is again elevating its menu with Signature Cheddar Alfredo Bakes, three savory dishes with upscale flavors combining cavatappi pasta with a generous mix of Alfredo and Cheddar cheese sauces, shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Provolone cheeses, along with diced chicken tenders, meatballs, and Italian sausage, or beef and bacon. These hearty entrees are available for a limited time at participating locations starting September 29 for $6.99.
Kids are back on the soccer fields across the country as the fall sports season kicks off. National Youth Soccer Month, celebrated in September, was created 12 years ago to highlight the joys, rewards, and benefits of playing youth soccer. Fazoli’s is celebrating the month by offering soccer players 12 and under a free Kids Meal with adult entrée purchase when they come into the restaurant on Saturdays in September wearing their team jersey, regardless if it’s a game day or not. The offer is valid at all participating Fazoli’s restaurants.
Fazoli's, the premium Italian quick-service restaurant, expanded its menu this summer with Stuffed Pasta Selects, a collection of dishes incorporating sacchetti pasta packed with Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses. The trio of Stuffed Pasta Selects is available in participating locations until September 28 for $6.99.
Fazoli's will be the presenting sponsor for the 69th running of the $600,000 “Little Brown Jug brought to you by Fazoli’s,” North America’s prestigious harness race for 3-year-olds. It is scheduled for September 18 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio.
Just in time for summer road trips and family outings, Fazoli’s is bringing its Italian food to three new communities as it opens three new restaurants, with eight more to come this year. The quick-service restaurant chain opened a franchised unit last month in Dubuque, Iowa. This week it debuted in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A third franchised location opens later this month in Whitehouse, Texas. All three are operated by new franchisees and are located in travel centers along major interstates. They are the first of 11 franchised and company restaurants scheduled to open this year.
Every Wednesday in June from 2 to 5 p.m., Fazoli’s will offer members of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) a free Italian lemon ice with any entrée purchase. The members are also welcome to stay and play a game of bridge at the restaurant.
“We have the perfect environment for bridge players, with a relaxing dining area that’s great for both a sit down meal and a game of bridge,” says Jon Quinn, Fazoli’s vice president of marketing. “And with free unlimited breadsticks and our special June offer, Fazoli’s may become the favorite hangout for bridge players.”