America’s largest premium Italian channel QSR sees May sales up 18% and traffic over 14% since the start of the month, and two-year sales comparisons up 30% and traffic in 15% increase
Lexington, Kentucky (RestaurantNews.com) As a top-notch brand with endurance, by Fazoli maintains its historic double-digit month-over-month sales streak, with May seeing even more record numbers.
The famous Lexington-based brand saw a remarkable 18% increase in sales and 14% in traffic over the previous year and 30% in sales and 15% in traffic compared to 2019. This adds up to the astonishing increase in the brand’s sales in April of 60% compared to the previous year and 26% in 2019.
According to a recent survey by Stratos Innovation Group, Fazoli’s was the number one value brand in the country, which is fueled by Fazoli’s commitment to providing a variety of fresh and appetizing dishes at an unmatched price. The iconic Italian brand’s 5 under $ 5 promotion and family meal deals continue to be key sales and traffic drivers, accounting for nearly 25% of Fazoli’s weekly incidence. To spur menu innovation and keep its campaign fresh with different delicious offerings, Fazoli’s is scaling its range from $ 5 to under $ 5 with new menu items on a quarterly basis. Additionally, due to its continued success, Fazoli plans to make its Super Family Meal a permanent addition to the main menu.
âFazoli’s is a leader in the industry because we know our customers very well and what works best for our brand,â said Carl Howard, CEO of Fazoli. âWe recognize and understand how to give customers exactly what they want. We continued to dominate sales and traffic in May and June showed no signs of slowing down. By relentlessly focusing on serving our customers amazing food at a great price, we have the recipe for unbeatable success.
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 28 states, making it the largest Italian high-end fast food chain in America. Fazoli’s is proud to serve top quality Italian cuisine that is fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly made pasta entrees, subsÂ® sandwiches, salads, pizzas and desserts – plus unlimited signature breadsticks. Fazoli is a winner of FastCasual and Steritech Award of Excellence in Food Safety 2020 and was named one of the â50 Best Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021â by Foodable, a “Top 200 franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review, a Fast casual “Brand of the year” and a Contractor 2018 âFranchise 500â. CEO Carl Howard was named one of the nation’s most influential restaurant CEOs of 2020 by News from the nation’s restaurants, was recognized as one of the top 25 industry leaders on FastCasual’s List of the top 100 movers and shakers of 2021, and he and his team were recipients of the 2021 American Business Awards Stevie Gold Award in Food and Beverage for Company of the Year, Achievement in the Management and Human Resources Team of the Year.