The Fazoli’s Franchise is Ahead of the Game
A recent article by Nation’s Restaurant News expressed concern over a struggling fast casual dining industry. Fortunately for Fazoli’s, we were mentioned as one of the few who had not fallen victim!
So, what exactly is it that seems to have many fast-casual chains struggling as of late? According to Nation’s Restaurant News, multi-brand ownership and the rise of the quick-service concept might actually be hurting these fast casual giants. As the article suggests:
“The glow on the fast-casual sector dimmed substantially last year. The chains that were supposedly taking over the restaurant business have been underperforming relative to the old standby quick-service concepts.”
In other words, folks that we’ve come to recognize as leaders in the fast casual industry have recently stumbled upon a few bumps in the road. Those bumps being a drop in same-store sales by an average of 1.1 percent. In fact, according to Nation’s Restaurant News research, the restaurant industry as a whole saw sales decline by an average of 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter last year.
But before you get yourself too down in the dumps, check out what they had to say about Fazoli’s and our recent brand refresh and remodeling initiative:
“Numerous private fast-casual chains are performing well… The Italian chain Fazoli’s revitalization continued in 2016, when it ended the year with its 15th straight quarter of same-store sales growth.”
That’s right! Our 15 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth and counting speak for themselves. We’re honored to be recognized as a thriving franchise, in a time where it seems so many others are seeing sales decline. Truly, we owe our success to our dedicated franchise owners and of course, our loyal customers. Without them, there would be no us — and by default, no one to enjoy our fast, fresh, Italian concept!
With nearly 220 restaurants in 25 states, Fazoli’s is America’s largest Italian fast-casual chain, serving freshly prepared classic Italian entrées, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads and pizza. And as luck would have it, we’re currently seeking both single- and multi-unit operators to join the Fazoli’s family and take advantage of our exciting expansion incentive program for 2017!
For more information about our franchise opportunities, contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 to discuss our available markets or fill out our information request form online.
And, don’t forget to check out the full Nation’s Restaurant News article on their website!
- 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.