Industry News | September 29, 2010

40 Schlotzsky's Stores Slated for Egypt

Schlotzsky’s inked a 40-store agreement in Egypt, a move that will nearly quadruple the company's international presence in years to come.

Food & Entertainment, a Middle East developer representing 11 brands including sister companies Carvel, Cinnabon, and Seattle’s Best Coffee, plan to open the first location in Egypt in the first half of 2011.

“I am excited to bring this thriving restaurant to a new market and introduce a fun new concept to Egypt,” says Kamal Abu Sara, representative of Food & Entertainment.

“Schlotzsky’s wide range of options and flavors will appeal to consumers in Egypt, and the restaurant’s value, customization, and health conscious options will make Schlotzsky’s a huge success.”

Schlotzsky’s parent company FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of 2,200 Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill locations and Seattle’s Best Coffee in international markets, has a robust international infrastructure that supports more than 530 locations in 34 countries, and is poised to support significant international growth for Schlotzsky’s.

Schlotzsky’s expects to open 7 to 9 additional international locations by the end of 2010 in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Currently, Schlotzsky’s has 17 international locations.

“This is an exciting time for the Schlotzsky’s brand,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s.

“In addition to this great partner bringing our brand to Egypt, Schlotzsky’s has continued domestic success. As we celebrate hit our 40th year of business, I believe the brand is stronger than it has ever been.”

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