America’s Largest QSR Italian Chain Recognized for Growth and Guest Experience
Los Angeles, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Fazoli’s, America’s largest QSR Italian chain, is pleased to announce that it has earned a top spot on Fast Casual’s 2023 Top 100 Movers & Shakers List. The iconic chain ranked number five on the prestigious list of 100 leading fast casual restaurants. The annual honor recognizes high-growth brands that also continue to lead the way in trendsetting and redefining the customer experience.
In 2022, Fazoli’s inked 18 development agreements for a total of 61 restaurants in new markets across the U.S. in addition to opening eight new units throughout the year. In the near future, the brand is set to open in key growth markets, including Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, and Salt Lake City.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by Fast Casual for our growth and people-first mentality,” said Doug Bostick, President of Fazoli’s. “We share this achievement with our outstanding franchisees, strong support team, and dedicated guests. We are excited to see continued growth and success, especially as we celebrate the brand’s 35th anniversary. Our fresh, made-to-order Italian menu, as well as our craveable breadsticks, continue to set us apart from others in the space. We look forward to building out our robust pipeline to introduce new audiences to our one-of-a-kind guest experience.”
Since 1988, Fazoli’s has been committed to serving quality Italian food, fast, fresh, and friendly. From their unlimited signature breadsticks to freshly prepared pasta entrees, the chain prides itself on serving high-quality menu offerings, all at an affordable price.
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About Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian.
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s prides itself on serving premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly prepared pasta entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads, pizza, and desserts – along with its unlimited signature breadsticks. Fazoli’s is a winner of Fast Casual and Steritech’s 2020 Excellence in Food Safety Award and ranked number five on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list in 2023. Additionally, it was named to Technomic’s “Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report” in 2023, selected as one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021” by Foodable, a “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review, and an Entrepreneur 2018 “Franchise 500.” Fazoli’s was a recipient of the 2021 American Business Awards Gold Stevie Awards in Food & Beverage for Company of the Year.
About FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands
FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets and develops fast casual, casual and polished casual dining restaurant concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza®, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Native Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns over 2,300 units worldwide. For more information on FAT Brands, please visit fatbrands.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the timing and performance of new store openings. Forward-looking statements reflect expectations of FAT Brands Inc. (“we”, “our” or the “Company”) concerning the future and are subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies, including but not limited to uncertainties surrounding the severity, duration and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These factors are difficult to predict and beyond our control, and could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. We refer you to the documents that we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as our reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, for a discussion of these and other factors. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Erin Mandzik, FAT Brands
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