America’s largest premium QSR Italian chain signs franchise area development agreements to open 45 locations throughout the United States
Lexington, KY (RestaurantNews.com) Fazoli’s is bringing more of its craveable, premium Italian dishes to fans across the country as it closes out another high-performing quarter and approaches the 250-unit milestone.
President Doug Bostick announced today that the iconic Italian brand signed 13 franchise area development agreements in the first quarter of 2022 for 45 locations, increasing Fazoli’s unit count to over 250 once development is complete. These agreements cover three territories in Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania as well as plans for additional units to be opened in existing markets — Florida and Georgia as well as Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina.
“We’re excited to continue our strong growth in 2022 by expanding in familiar markets and entering new ones,” Bostick said. “Recent and legacy franchisees have all recognized Fazoli’s winning formula which has led to exceptional sales figures. We are excited to continue to develop our latest developments and serve our beloved breadsticks to our fans across the country !”
Nearly 75 percent of all candidates who take part in a discovery day sign on to join the Fazoli’s Franchise Family. Last year, Fazoli’s signed a record 25 new groups for 75 locations. Building on its fast-paced franchise momentum, Fazoli’s has received several industry accolades, including being named a “Top Franchise Deal in 2021” by QSR Magazine, one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021” by Foodable and one of the “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review.
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About Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest premium QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s is known for its high-quality, fresh, and friendly Italian cuisine. Menu offerings include freshly prepared pasta entrees, Submarinos(r) sandwiches, salads, pizza and desserts – along with its unlimited signature breadsticks. Fazoli’s is a winner of FastCasual and Steritech’s 2020 Excellence in Food Safety Award and was named one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021” by Foodable, one of the “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review, a FastCasual “Brand of the Year,” and an Entrepreneur 2018 “Franchise 500.” Fazoli’s was a recipient of the 2021 American Business Awards Gold Stevie Awards in Food & Beverage for Company of the Year and Achievement in Management.
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