Fazoli’s is Banning Artificial Ingredients Once & For All!
Not only are we the largest fast casual Italian franchise in America, but we’re also the first national brand under 1,000 units to unveil a completely clean food menu! That’s right — Fazoli’s is going 100% artificial ingredient-free as of June 19.
The debate over artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives has been a hot button issue for quite some time among foodservice industry-folk and consumers alike. However, at Fazoli’s, we realize the benefit that going completely clean can have on our overall guest experience — so for us, cutting out the artificial ingredients was truly a no-brainer.
Currently, our supply chain is 80% clean of artificial ingredients, and we plan to bump that up to 100% by June 19. We’ve worked hard to provide cleaner, healthier recipes for our staple menu items across all 220 restaurants in 25 states, investing more than $1.5 million in our “Naturally Italian” initiative in total so far. You may be thinking, “that’s enough money to buy a whole lot of pasta!” But, for Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard, the investment is well-worthwhile:
“We began this effort over a year ago with a commitment to our guests to deliver the best tasting, highest-quality food as possible – and going clean was the only option. They deserve to enjoy delicious, clean food and our size was not going to get in the way of us accomplishing this significant milestone.”
On June 19, we plan to roll out a brand new premium menu to our 122 company-owned restaurants nationwide, with the new and remaining franchised restaurants debuting their upgraded menus in January 2018. The modernized menu will feature premium ingredients and offerings such as tableside grated parmesan, upgraded plateware, and a few new dishes as well, including: “Create Your Own Lasagna,” “Spicy Sausage Rigatoni,” and a “Brownie Gelato Sundae.”
Looking to get in on the clean eating action? How about claiming an unmarked territory of your own and bringing Fazoli’s new premium menu to one of the available markets in your area? Learn more about our current franchise opportunities and what it takes to join the Fazoli’s family! Just call Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 or fill out our information request form online.
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