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  • Franchise With Fazoli’s: This award-winning concept is a favorite among its loyal customers and franchisees. 

    Fazoli’s occupies a unique place in the dining industry. Using a quick-service operating model (nearly 40 percent of its sales are drive thru) and an enhanced experience inside the restaurant where the food is made fresh-to-order and delivered to guests at their table, Fazoli’s carves out a defensible niche in the highly competitive restaurant industry—high quality Italian food, made fast and fresh. “We like to think of ourselves as elevated quick service,” says Jeff Sturgis, chief development officer at Fazoli’s. 

    Founded in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1988, Fazoli’s is the largest quick-service Italian restaurant in the U.S. and has received numerous awards for high quality and excellence. Fazoli’s is known for serving up classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, Submarinos sandwiches, pizzas, entree salads, desserts, and its famous, unlimited signature garlic breadsticks. “Our customers love us for our breadsticks and the tremendous value they get when dining at Fazoli’s,” Sturgis says. 

    Fazoli’s recognizes the importance of a great dining experience and demonstrates this by taking care of guests from the moment they walk through the door. All menu items are made upon ordering, and meals are served on real plates with real silverware. Orders are brought to the table and delivered with a smile. Fazoli’s knows its guests lead busy lives, so the goal is to provide an environment where they can sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal with exceptional service. 

    As the company celebrates 30 years in business, Fazoli’s is actively looking for experienced multi-unit operators to become franchisees. With strong value for the consumer and strong unit-level economics for the franchisee, it’s a prime opportunity for those looking to bring an exciting—and perhaps new—concept to any area. “Our franchisees love us for the strength, vision, and integrity of the leadership team; the differentiated dining concept, which limits competition; and the strong economics at the unit level,” Sturgis says. 

    Fazoli’s also offers catering, which benefits both the customers and the business owner. This is excellent opportunity to expand the brand into the local community for gatherings and events, while also increasing sales. Fazoli’s has taken one the nation’s most loved cuisines and created a versatile, yet approachable menu where innovation meets authenticity and community. 

    The company currently has more than 215 locations, and is experiencing tremendous momentum so far in 2018, with several new openings planned. Coming off a recent stretch of 17 consecutive quarters of same store growth sales, one third of Fazoli’s franchise owners are experiencing average unit volumes exceeding $1.5 million annually*. Growth is focused on the Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, and Texas regions. 

    Corporate provides full training on the Fazoli’s operating model, marketing support for local and regional advertising, supply chain and distribution support, and operations support at both store level and above store level to ensure a profitable operation. The company also has a six-week training program for each store management team, owners training, and two weeks of on-site support during the grand opening period. 

    Fazoli’s is a trusted and experienced brand known for its high quality food, service, and atmosphere and offers a strong investment proposition for the right franchisee.

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