Fazoli President & CEO Carl Howard Announced As One of Franchising’s Best Leaders of 2017
The results are in — and admittedly, we’re pretty excited about them! Fazoli’s President and CEO, Carl Howard, recently made Franchise Business Review’s list of 2017 Top Franchise Leaders.
Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys thousands of franchisees (this year, it was a whopping 30,000 people across 334 brands) and analyzes data regarding business growth, customer satisfaction, and company culture to find top leaders within the franchise industry.
What makes someone a Top Franchise Leader?
According to Franchise Business Review, top franchise leaders, “raise the bar when it comes to the direction of their brands, ensure that competition doesn’t get an edge and strive to build a group of successful franchisees over making quick money.”
“These top franchise leaders are taking their brands to new levels of success.”
What sets Carl apart?
Since joining the Fazoli’s family in 2008, Carl has brought Fazoli’s to new and exciting heights. If you’ve been following Fazoli’s in the news or on our blog, then you probably already know that as of June 19, we have moved to a completely artificial ingredient-free food menu — a feat that could have never been accomplished without our fearless leader! Before that, Carl was instrumental in elevating Fazoli’s from a QSR, to the fast casual Italian restaurant that it is today.
And it looks like Fazoli’s CEO won’t be slowing down anytime soon, as it was his vision that kicked off our restaurant remodels. We’re currently renovating nine Fazoli’s restaurants in 2017 — some of which have already been completed!
This isn’t the first time Carl has been in the spotlight for his exceptional leadership skills. He was also named as an honoree on the Reader’s Power List for 2017!
It’s an honor to have Carl’s leadership and direction helping to grow the Fazoli’s brand. We can’t wait to see where the rest of 2017 takes us, but with Carl’s help, we know we’re on the road to even bigger and better things.
Think you have what it takes to become Fazoli’s next top franchise leader? Contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 to discuss franchise opportunities or fill out our information request form online.
- 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.