The Fast Casual Restaurant Business is Growing in 2017!
According to a recent Fox & Friends segment, featured on Fox News, the restaurant industry is projected to employ 14.7 million people this year — which equates to about one-in-ten working Americans.
Fast casual dining has exploded in popularity over the past decade, thanks to its sit-down atmosphere, quality ingredients, and family-friendly price tag. So, it wasn’t surprising when Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone stopped by Fox Plaza to talk with top restaurants in the fast casual dining industry that are hiring right now to see what all the fuss is about!
Among them? Fazoli’s of course — the nation’s largest fast casual Italian restaurant chain, with nearly 220 units and 4,000 employees across 25 states.
Cheryl got a chance to chat with Dave Craig, our Vice President of Human Resources, and it was clear that one thing was on her mind — our mouthwatering, unlimited breadsticks! But, our breadsticks weren’t the only thing Dave was proud to discuss: He was most excited to announce that all Fazoli’s locations would soon be offering an entirely artificial ingredient-free menu. That’s right! American’s largest fast casual Italian restaurant is the first national brand under 1,000 units, and the third restaurant overall, to offer a completely clean food menu. As of June 19, Fazoli’s food menu is completely clean of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors — 0% Artificial, 100% Delicious.
If you’re “hungry for work,” as Fox & Friends so cleverly put it, we’re looking to continue expanding into uncharted territories. The time to join the Fazoli’s family is now, as we’re on the verge of beating our 16 consecutive quarter run of same store sales-growth! In the words of CEO and President Carl Howard, we owe it all to “listening to guest feedback and working with our franchisees to achieve our mission of quality and hospitality in each of our restaurants.”
Do you want to help us expand and offer even more jobs? Fazoli’s currently has available markets in select cities nationwide. Contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 to discuss franchise opportunities near you 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.