May 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fast, fresh Italian is making its way across the Bluegrass State. Fazoli's, America's largest Italian fast casual brand, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Maysville, marking a total of 34 Fazoli's locations in Kentucky to date. Located at 416 Market Square, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Maysville-Mason County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 15 at 4:30 p.m. and will open to the public on May 16 at 10:30 a.m.
As a grand opening bonus for the Maysville community, those who join the Maysville eFamily before opening day will be entered to win a $100 Fazoli's gift card. The winner will be contacted at the end of May. Local residents can sign up at fazolis.com/efamily.
The new restaurant is owned by Kentucky residents Dan Markwell and John Collins of Morgan Servings, LLC. The two franchisees started their company in 2014 with the opening of their first Fazoli's restaurant in Morehead.
"When we opened in Morehead three years ago, the local community really embraced our fresh, high quality menu offerings and friendly, casual atmosphere," said Markwell. "There is a need for quick, affordable Italian food that tastes great, and we are thrilled to be bringing that to the Maysville area and continuing our successful business venture with this brand."
The menu features pasta and sauces, breadsticks and salads freshly prepared throughout the day. Oven-baked dishes and Primo Submarinos® are baked when ordered and made with 100 percent real mozzarella and Provolone, plus vine-ripened tomatoes in authentic marinara sauce with garden vegetables. The company recently announced the complete removal of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors from its food menu. Fazoli's supply chain is currently 80 percent free of all artificial ingredients and is on schedule to be completely clean by June 19, 2017.
The Maysville location will serve guests Sunday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.fazolis.com or call 606-956-0267.
As a testament to the company's achievements, Fazoli's franchisees are experiencing nearly three times the industry average growth rate with new franchised restaurants continually setting new systemwide records. Additionally, Fazoli's has achieved 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth. With nearly 220 restaurants in 25 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. Most recently, the brand launched a multi-unit franchise development incentive program available through June 30, 2017. New franchisees that sign a new multi-unit agreement for three or more locations will receive reduced franchise and royalty fees for the first two years of operations. A reduced franchise fee is also available for new multi-unit agreements for three or more non-traditional units, including college campuses, airports and casinos.
To learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.ownafazolis.com or contact Sam Nelson, vice president of franchise recruitment and development, at 1-800-446-4368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With nearly 220 restaurants, Fazoli's is America's largest Italian fast casual brand serving freshly prepared entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads and pizza. One of the New York Post's five breakout fast-casual restaurants and a Fast Casual.com Brand of the Year, Fazoli's franchisees are experiencing record sales growth. Visit www.ownafazolis.com for details on development opportunities.
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