Why Fazoli’s?

There are many reasons to choose to develop with Fazoli’s, here are just a few:

  • Trusted and experienced leadership
    • One of the hallmarks of our success is the strength of the relationship we have with our franchisees. Starting with shared values, combined with our operation of over 50 company-owned restaurants, franchisees have reported through a survey completed in 2017 that they trust and respect the leadership of the company and the brand vision. 
  • Strong Brand reputation
    • A reputation is earned, not given, and in the case of Fazoli’s, our 30 years in business has left us with a strong reputation. Why? Because we enjoy and offer the following:
    • High franchisee satisfaction
    • A loyal customer following
    • High quality food
    • A craveable and iconic product – our signature breadsticks
    • Strong consumer value proposition
    • Wide customer base
  • Stable and growing System Performance
    • With a 95% unit continuity rate since 2015,  and a growing sales trend since 2013, Fazoli’s offers experienced restaurant operators strong AUV’s and attractive investment metrics
  • High Growth Potential
    • Fazoli’s has over 200 locations in 26 states, with desirable areas still available for development. The concept is scalable and offers competitive start-up costs, compared to other QSR franchise concepts
  • Attractive Financial Performance
    • Strong unit level sales, attractive food costs and compelling restaurant cash flow all add up to a smart investment
  • Operational & Portfolio Compatibility
    • With less operational complexity than typical QSR franchises [no grills or fryers]; strong drive-thru sales; and a defensible and differentiated concept, Fazoli’s provides a great development alternative to other quick serve restaurant options

Our Timeline


  • 2018 Franchise Business Review – Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises
  • 2018 Franchise Business Review – Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises


  • 2017 Franchise Business Review – Carl T. Howard – Best Leaders of 2017
  • 2017 – Bronze Stevie Award– Company of the Year- Food & Beverage and Hospitality (American Business Awards)
  • 2017 Franchise Business Review – Top 50 Franchises
  • 2017 Franchise Business Review – Carl Howard – Top Leaders List – Ranked #16
  • 2017 FastCasual.com Top 100 Movers and Shakers – Ranked #25
  • 2017 National Restaurant Association – State of Kentucky – Restaurant Neighbor Award
  • 2017 Nation’s Restaurant News Power List – Carl T. Howard – Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Foodservice Industry


  • 2016 Fast Casual.com – Ranked #13 Brand of the Year
  • 2016 Gold Stevie Award – Company of the Year- Food & Beverage (American Business Association)
  • 2016 COEX Innovation Award in Marketing/Service
  • 2016 IFMA Silver Plate Nominee
  • Fazoli’s introduces a new menu with upgraded salads, Signature Pastas and Primo Submarinos®.


  • Fazoli’s receives the COEX Innovation Award in Marketing/Service
  • 2015 Top 100 FastCasual.com Movers and Shakers
  • 2015 Fazoli’s named Fast Casuals #21 Brand of the Year
  • 2015 IFMA Silver Plate Nominee



  • CEO, Carl Howard, named #1 on Fast Casual’s Movers and Shakers list (People)
  • Fazoli’s listed as #3 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” list (Brands)
  • 2014 Fazoli’s Fast Casual #3 Brand of the Year
  • 2014 Fazoli’s Zagat Ranking #2 Overall among large National Fast Food Restaurant Companies
  • 2014 Company of the Year – Food & Beverage- Silver Stevie Award (American Business Association)
  • 2014 IFMA Silver Plate Nominee – Carl T. Howard

Why Fazoli's?

  • Trusted and experienced leadership
  • Strong brand reputation
  • Stable and growing system performance
  • High growth potential
  • Attractive financial performance
  • Operational & portfolio compatibility
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