Industry News | July 19, 2017

Fazoli’s Set to Open First South Dakota Restaurant

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Fazoli’s, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—marking the brand’s first location in the state. The new restaurant, which is set to officially open its doors on, August 1, is located at 4224 West Empire Place. The Sioux Falls restaurant will feature an assortment of Fazoli’s fan favorites, and will showcase the brand’s new contemporary design along with a drive-thru for residents seeking to order a variety of freshly prepared, high-quality menu items on-the-go.

Fazoli’s in Sioux Falls is owned and operated by Brian and Heidi Hagan of SD Faz I, LLC, who plan to open additional restaurants in the area over the next several years.

“Myself along with my entire team are extremely excited and honored to introduce South Dakota to Fazoli’s brand of delicious Italian style food,” says franchisee Brian Hagan. “Fazoli’s has a passion for treating its customers with the upmost care, serving incredibly delicious menu offerings at unbeatable values, and we look forward to becoming a family favorite restaurant here in the Sioux Falls community.”

Fazoli’s menu features pasta and sauces, breadsticks and salads freshly prepared throughout the day. Oven-baked dishes and Primo Submarinos are baked when ordered and made with 100 percent real mozzarella and provolone, plus vine-ripened tomatoes in authentic marinara sauce with garden vegetables. Earlier this year, the company announced the complete removal of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors from its food menu. As of last month, Fazoli's food menu is completely clean, and all franchised locations will feature a newly upgraded menu in January 2018.

The Sioux Falls location will serve guests Sunday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Local residents are encouraged to join the Fazoli’s eFamily to receive the latest happenings and deals from their local restaurant by signing up at fazolis.com/efamily.

As a testament to its achievements, Fazoli's franchisees are experiencing nearly three times the industry average growth rate with new franchised restaurants continually setting new system-wide records. With nearly 220 restaurants in 26 states, Fazoli's is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join its growing, successful franchise network and is targeting new markets across the U.S.

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