More than Four Decades of Schlotzsky’s: It’s Time to Celebrate!!

Restaurants Nationwide Offer Special Promotion Oct. 8TH for Legendary Sandwich

AUSTIN, TX (October 8th, 2013) – Celebrating its birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 2013, Schlotzsky’s invites consumers nationwide to enjoy the sandwich that launched the brand’s success - The Original®. Offered all day long, guests can purchase a small The Original sandwich for a special promotional price of just $1.99, with no coupon necessary.

“This October, we are celebrating our 42nd birthday with a taste of the Schlotzsky’s sandwich that put us on the map—The Original,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “The Original reinforces why our brand has stood the test of time and four decades later, we’re still enjoying them. We are sincerely grateful for our fans’ ongoing dedication and support during the past decades.”

Launched in 1971 in a small shop on South Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas, Schlotzsky’s was home to only one menu item: an one-of-a-kind sandwich called The Original—an 8-inch freshly-baked sourdough bun stuffed with three meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, olives, and dressing. Inspired by muffulettas in an Italian grocery store in New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Original was an instant hit in South Austin.

Fast forward to today, and the brand has completed its national Lotz Better® reimage initiative, including a new look, playing off its round buns to the brand’s more than 350 corporate and franchise locations worldwide. Schlotzsky’s menu that offers guests 15 different sandwiches on its famous, unique and round freshly-baked buns, as well as gourmet pizzas made with Fresh-from-Scratch® crusts, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, and a variety of soups and delectable desserts.

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About Schlotzsky’s

Since 1971, Schlotzsky's has been the home of The Original® toasted sandwich. The menu has evolved with customers' tastes to include the highest quality sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and soups available today. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky's is the fast-casual choice for a quick, healthful, and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in Azerbaijan, South Africa, and Turkey. Schlotzsky’s is owned by FOCUS Brands Inc.®, the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® locations and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in international markets. For more information, visit

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Melanie Kreiter
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