Fazoli’s Adds Franchise Leadership To Fuel Growth
Kathy Davidson joins the elevated QSR Italian chain as Senior Director of Franchise Sales
February 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // LEXINGTON - As America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain, Fazoli’s continues to gain momentum as a premium franchise opportunity. With development plans in full-swing, the brand renowned for its craveable Italian menu, has added veteran franchise development executive, Kathy Davidson, to the team.
“Kathy is an impressive franchise development executive who has already added tremendous value to the Fazoli’s team,” said Carl Howard, Fazoli’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her background in sourcing talented multi-unit franchisees and driving high-volume franchise sales strategies, match perfectly with our aggressive growth plans.”
In her new position, Davidson will lead franchise sales initiatives across the country. She joins Fazoli’s after previously leading franchise development for both Cowboy Chicken and Church’s Chicken.
“I’ve been extremely impressed with Fazoli’s brilliant leadership and constant drive for excellence!” said Davidson. “The brand continues to see record-breaking sales and open new locations to crowds. I'm excited to be a part of a team with such infectious passion and look forward to being a positive contributor to its continued growth."
In 2018, Fazoli’s franchisees set sales records and the brand celebrated two of their largest openings in brand history in Hazard, Ky. and Columbus, Ga. Additionally, Fazoli’s opened 10 locations last year and they have a strong pipeline for growth in 2019. The brand plans to roll-out franchise incentives later this year to continue the momentum.
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.
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 elevated 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. Named one of the “Best Franchise Opportunities for 2018” by Franchise Business Review, a FastCasual.com “Brand of the Year,” and “Human Resources Team of the Year” by the 2018 American Business Awards, Fazoli's franchisees are experiencing record sales growth.