Schlotzsky’s® Sees Strong Year for Franchise Sales in 2016
Leading Fast-Casual Franchise Continues to Expand, Partner with Multi-Unit Franchisees
June 02, 2017 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Schlotzsky's®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich served on its famous Fresh-from-Scratch® sourdough buns, finished 2016 with nearly $331,660,468 in system-wide sales. Schlotzsky's also exhibited an increase in same-store sales, showing continued excellence among both newer and longer-standing locations.
In 2016, Schlotzsky's opened 25 new restaurants. The company is continuing to develop Schlotzsky’s national presence with qualified franchisees this year, with a focus on continued growth in core markets of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana and expansion into several states including Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia and Florida.
“Schlotzsky’s had another exceptional year in 2016 and it was in large part due to attracting some of the most successful multi-unit franchisees in the country,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “We’re excited to bring our Austin-inspired menu with bold flavors into more cities as we continue to grow in 2017.”
Schlotzsky’s has attracted a record number of franchise inquiries in recent years due to its quality leadership, healthy sales to investment ratio, and exceptional company performance. This growth is fueled by both existing franchisees as well as new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners with notable portfolios.
Schlotzsky's, a fast-casual restaurant that delivers a dining experience that’s anything but ordinary, operates more than 350 franchised and corporate locations in the U.S., across 34 states, and abroad. The company was named the 2017 Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award winner for Food Taste and Flavor in the Fast-Casual segment, according to Technomic’s annual Consumer Brand Metrics program, which asks consumers to rate more than 120 leading U.S. restaurant chains on 60+ different attributes.
For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
Since 1971, Schlotzsky's® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, macs, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon® treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky's® is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.
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