The Fazoli’s All-American Team
Here at Fazoli’s, we’re so grateful for the amazing associates we have working in our restaurants across the nation. For that reason, we launched a new program to recognize and reward Fazoli’s company and franchise associates who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. We call it the Fazoli’s All-American Team!
We know that our fast casual, friendly Italian food concept wouldn’t be possible without the help of our hard-working associates. So many folks work together day-in and day-out to make sure each aspect of the Fazoli’s experience runs smoothly – from food preparation and customer service with a smile, to keeping each restaurant in tip-top shape.
How did the Fazoli’s All-American Team begin?
The Fazoli’s All-American Team honors those who go above and beyond; the best of the best across our brand! However, while the concept of our recognition program was decided from the start, the name itself took a little more thought.
Fazoli’s Rockstars? No. Rockstars are all about themselves, while Fazoli’s associates are committed to the guests they serve. Team Breadsticks? While the idea was a great one, as our best associates make a great first impression, just like our breadsticks, the name was already bestowed upon a musical group out of Iowa. (Bummer!) After much deliberation, we finally landed on the “Fazoli’s All-American Team:” a group made up of 5 members who, like an all-American basketball team, do great things, both “on and off the court.”
What does it take to be a part of The Team?
In order to be recognized as a Fazoli’s All-American Team member, one must first be nominated by a general manager, market supervisor, area supervisor, franchise owner or key operator. The associate must be actively employed by Fazoli’s (either full or part-time), and must demonstrate all of the following qualifications:
- Provides slam dunk service to all Fazoli’s patrons.
- Dishes out assists when team members are in need.
- Makes sure every guest comes away a winner!
When is the Fazoli’s All-American Team announced?
There are several opportunities to nominate employees for this prestigious recognition. Both a first and second team are chosen quarterly with 5 winners on each team. In addition, a national All-American Team of five is selected annually each May, and is chosen from members of the previous fiscal year’s quarterly First Team All-American recipients.
What do Fazoli’s All-American Team members win?
Besides a round of applause for a job well done, quarterly award recipients will also receive the following:
- Letter from Fazoli’s President and CEO, Carl Howard
- Certificate of Achievement
- $250 prize for First Team and $150 for Second Team
- Fazoli’s All-American Pin to commemorate their elite status
- Pursuit of Excellence Spotlight at www.fazolis.com/allamerican
- Special Fazoli’s uniform t-shirt to be worn during the quarter following selection
Annual National All-American Team recipients will receive all of the above, plus an all expenses-paid trip to the national brand conference, including recognition at the President’s Award Dinner. Their prize money will be $1000, and their special uniform is to be worn for an entire year after selection is made.
Currently, we’re tallying up the winners for the previous quarter, so stay tuned for an announcement later this month!
For more information about the Fazoli’s All-American Team, and how to nominate your superstar associates, visit www.fazolis.com/allamerican.
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