Fast-casual Italian chain Fazoli’s has promoted Doug Bostick to vice president of franchise services. In this new role, Bostick is responsible for franchise operations, as well as sales and development.
“Doug has played an integral part in our turnaround over the past few years,” says Carl Howard, president and CEO. “Our franchisees continue to outperform the restaurant industry in almost every key metric. Doug and his team deserve a great deal of the credit.” Bostick joined Fazoli’s in 2000. In 2012 he was promoted to vice president of franchise operations. His relationships with franchisees helped Fazoli’s earn recognition as one of the top franchise service brands in the country.
Fazoli’s recently announced an aggressive expansion program and incentive plan for new franchisees. It is targeting Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, and Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Detroit; Knoxville, Tennessee; Phoenix; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as other locations. The restaurant chain continues to experience unprecedented sales growth. Average franchise unit volumes consistently exceed $1 million. Franchise operators’ sales have increased 13.6 percent over the last two years with a total of 10 consecutive quarters of growth. Between April and September of this year, 52 weekly sales records have been set at franchised locations.