Schlotzsky’s Sees Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

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Schlotzsky’s Sees Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Schlotzsky's Sees Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Leading Fast-Casual Franchise Continues to Expand, Partner with Multi-Unit Franchisees

Schlotzsky's Sees Record Year for Franchise Sales in 2015Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Schlotzsky’s®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich served on its famous Fresh-from-Scratch® sourdough buns, finished 2015 with nearly $320 million 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 2015, Schlotzsky’s opened 14 new restaurants and sold 44 new franchise deals. The company will begin expanding into new markets, including Pensacola, Fla., Kansas City, and the state of South Dakota, and will continue to look to develop Schlotzsky’s national presence with qualified franchisees in Louisiana, New Mexico, New Jersey, Phoenix, and Chicago. This growth is fueled by both existing franchisees as well as new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners with notable portfolios.

“2015 was great for us in terms of sales and unit growth, and we anticipate even stronger results in the next year,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “We’re thrilled about our growth potential and continuing our commitment to the success of our franchise owners.”

Schlotzsky’s currently operates more than 350 franchised locations in the U.S., across 34 states, and abroad. The company 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.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About Schlotzsky’s®

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, oven-baked pastas, 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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