Lexington, Kentucky-based Fazoli’s has signed seven franchise development agreements in the second quarter for 22 locations, putting its unit count closer to its 250-unit benchmark. The agreements will result in openings in five existing states — Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas — in addition to a long-awaited return of Fazoli’s in Nevada and Utah.
“We’re thrilled to bring Fazoli’s craveable Italian flavors to existing and new markets across the country,” President Doug Bostick said in a company press release. “Fazoli’s structured model provides our franchisees with the tools they need to succeed. With a proven drive-thru strategy and concept, a digital-forward infrastructure and a value-driven menu that fans crave, Fazoli’s continues to thrive. Our franchisees have reported impressive sales numbers across the system, and we can’t wait to continue to grow our best-in-class brand across the country!”
Nearly 85% of all candidates who take part in a Fazoli’s discovery day become franchisees, Bostick said.
FAT Brands, which owns Fazoli’s, also owns Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets , Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses/