Fazoli’s Featured in Restaurant Business’ 50 Best Sellers Edition
Here at Fazoli’s, we’re 110% committed to creating a product and an experience that keeps our customers coming back, which is why in recent years, we’ve been making some changes to our menu. Most recently, our menu was upgraded to include Primo Submarinos®, which are sandwiches that we created to replace our traditional Submarinos®. Not only do our Primo Submarinos® come with a toasted garlic bun, but they have been upgraded to include premium toppings and more meat!
Of course our sandwiches aren’t all we’ve changed though. When we started marketing ourselves as a “fast casual” restaurant, our first round of changes also focused on our salads and pasta. And what’s one item we just had to bring back? Our Three Cheese Tortellini Alfredo!
As Restaurant Business explains in their 50 Best Sellers edition, the Tortellini was once eliminated from our menu. However, as we’ve been working on improving our brand, we’ve completed numerous internal and external surveys to gather feedback – the results clearly showed how missed this pasta was! That said, we knew it had to be revisited, and as such, an upgraded entrée is now listed on our menu.
So were these changes worth it? Most definitely. Since we made changes to our pasta as part of our efforts to be more of a “fast casual” than a QSR, our franchise comp sales increased 12.1% on traffic that was up 8.8%. Our recent sandwich upgrades have made a difference too, with sandwich sales increasing to 5% of total sales, up from 4.3%.
At Fazoli’s, all of our freshly prepared entrées are made-to-order and use only the finest ingredients. For example, our chicken is roasted in-house, our breadsticks are baked fresh, our produce is fresh and prepped in-house, and the mozzarella and provolone is always fresh and never frozen.
We strive to offer a real Italian dining experience for individuals and families at fair prices, and we believe that we are truly innovators in our field when it comes to creating this experience! In addition to the Primo Submarinos® and the Three Cheese Tortellini Alfredo we mentioned above, some of our other menu items include:
- Twice-Baked Lasagna
- Chicken Parmigiano
- Penne with Creamy Basil Chicken
- Penne Romano
- Chicken Broccoli Penne
Then, we also serve pizza and salads, and have kids meals, treats and drinks available for our younger customers, too!
Then, if you’re ready to get started on becoming a part of the Fazoli’s team (there’s no better time than now to franchise with us!), please contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 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.