How to Choose The Perfect Fazoli’s Location
When it comes to starting any successful business, there are three important points to remember: location, location, location!
Sure, a great business model is important, but if you’re not setting your business up in the right place from the start, it will be much more difficult to thrive. Fortunately for Fazoli’s franchisees, we’ve got the site selection process for new restaurants down to a science!
What types of areas are the most profitable?
Think urban and suburban, with a strong residential and daytime population. We tend to see the best results from Fazoli’s restaurants that have been established in high-traffic areas, close to homes, offices, shopping opportunities, colleges, parks and recreational spaces, and hospitals. The more people that are around to enjoy our delicious breadsticks and Primo Submarinos®, the better!
Are there any site specifications?
We typically prefer our Fazoli’s owners to set up shop in a freestanding building. However, when those are in short supply, we suggest urban storefronts and shopping center end caps. The goal is to be front and center, so we can display our fast, fresh Italian cuisine loud and proud!
As far as size, we require a space of approximately 2,800-4,000 square feet. We find that this is the perfect size to house all that goes into making the Fazoli’s dining experience a comfortable and memorable one. We also require room for a drive-thru window, since as we now know, thanks to a recent interview with CEO Carl Howard (link to 1/26 blog when approved and posted), on-the-go food options are where the foodservice business is booming.
Other than that, we request that visibility, parking and access are as available as possible. A location where Italian cuisine is not already present is perfect, as we prefer the exclusivity.
- 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.