Fazoli's Posts 40 out of 48 Weeks of Sales Growth
Fazoli’s, a premium Italian food QSR, posted a 3.9% increase in total system-wide sales, with company locations increasing 4.6% in the second quarter. Fazoli’s has experienced positive sales growth 40 of the last 48 weeks, which is being attributed to successful limited-time menu launches, investments in new opportunities to bring the brand to guests like third-party delivery and a system-wide brand refresh.
“Fazoli’s hit the ground running this year and we’re not stopping,” said Carl Howard, Fazoli’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re embracing changing consumer behavior and making strategic investments in technology and menu enhancements. Third-party delivery has been a great sales catalyst and now accounts for almost 4% of total sales. The brand refresh is truly taking off as well. Our first company remodel is experiencing a 15% increase in sales growth and our remodeled franchise locations are up over 11% in sales.”
Fazoli’s menu enhancements are paying off with increases in check average and trial from new guests. Plus there are new and limited edition menu items.
“We provide an elevated dining experience that is impossible to match at our price point,” Howard said. “We continue to push hard on menu innovation because we want our guests to be continually excited to dine with us. We like to take menu items that our fans love and add a new spin to them.”
With nearly 220 restaurants in 28 states, Fazoli’s is currently seeking single- and multi-unit operators to join its growing, successful franchise network and is targeting new markets across the U.S.