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Development Criteria

General Site Guidelines

  • Freestanding building options: Free-Standing, End Cap, Drive Thru, or Conversions
  • Drive-thru required
  • Free-Standing prototypes of 2500 and 2800 square feet
  • 184 of frontage and 200 of depth is optimal
  • End caps starting at 2500 square feet with drive-thru requirements
  • Italian food exclusivity preferred
  • Building exterior to allow signage; pylon road sign preferred, tenant panel on shared road sign at a minimum
  • Excellent visibility, parking, and access

General Trade Area Guidelines

Suburban regional retail focal points strongly preferred

Near other QSR, Fast Casual and Casual dining restaurants, including Italian restaurant competitors

Near traffic generators including residential, office, retail, university, recreation, and hospitals to drive both lunch and dinner day-parts, as well as night and weekend traffic

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Investment & Start-Up Costs

We are looking for great operators to join our family and become a Fazoli’s owner. Owning a Fazoli’s franchise is a serious, but rewarding commitment. You must spend time training and preparing for your new business ownership. If you meet the following criteria, contact us today to start the conversation:


Ability to invest minimum of 20% of total project cost

Initial franchise fee

$30,000 – $50,000

Investment capability (minimum)


Liquidity (minimum)



Initial franchise fee

$30,000 – $50,000

In-line / End-cap Restaurant

$783,500 – $1,553,500