Carl Howard Named a 2017 Reader’s Picks Power List Recipient
Have you heard? Fazoli’s President, CEO and fearless leader Carl Howard was named as an honoree on the Reader’s Picks Power List for 2017!
That’s right! Our very own CEO was honored at the recent Power Lunch reception and luncheon, hosted by the editors of Nation’s Restaurant News and sponsored by Sysco on Sunday, May 21. Of course, Carl was beyond flattered to be invited to partake in the festivities. After all, the NRN Power Lunch is an elite gathering of the industry’s brightest minds, who are all doing their part to shape the foodservice industry today.
“I am so honored to be recognized by my peers, and so grateful for the opportunity to spend time mingling with and learning from such esteemed individuals.”
Wondering what makes Carl such an influential industry leader?
For starters, under Carl’s leadership, Fazoli’s has been able to elevate both our menu offerings and guest experience to new heights. Not only is our food affordable, fast, fresh and Italian, but as of June 19, it’s also completely artificial ingredient-free! This has brought food quality up, food cost down (as low as 23.1-percent), and has allowed us to maintain the ability to deliver a “$10 dining experience for $7.”
In addition, Carl has done a great deal to improve productivity by developing a plan to simplify restaurant operations. He also facilitated the implementation of several technological advancements, including the addition of new CRM and POS systems — which helped our franchisees grow sales and increase their profit margins.
Since joining the Fazoli’s family in 2008, Carl has clearly led us to new and exciting heights. To date, Fazoli’s has earned 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, and franchisees are enjoying nearly three times the industry average growth rate. As part of Carl’s vision, a modern interior redesign campaign was also launched this year, featuring a new look and feel with design elements that will appeal to millennials and attract a fresh new customer base.
As you can imagine, we’re so proud to see Carl honored of his accomplishments, and to see him established as a true leader and revolutionary within the foodservice industry sphere. We look forward to marching forth under carl’s leadership and seeing Fazoli’s grow even more successful as the years go on!
Considering joining Carl and rest of the Fazoli’s family on our mission to build the best fast casual Italian food brand around? If so, contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 to learn about our current expansion incentive program, or fill out our information request form online. And, don’t forget to check out the other influential leaders on the 2017 Reader’s Picks Power List, featured on the Nation’s Restaurant News website!
- Our franchisees are enjoying record sales with over two years of same store sales growth!
- Flexible footprint with inline, freestanding, and conversion options.
- Highly regarded by customers and the foodservice industry.
- Recently expanded Real Estate support.