Schlotzsky’s Features New Fresh Tastes of Summer


Bakery-Cafe Offers Guests a Fresh New Salad, Sandwich, Soup and Dessert

Austin, TX  (  Yesterday kicked off the first day of summer and Schlotzsky’s® is giving guests new ways to enjoy the season’s freshest flavors by expanding its menu to include additional options. Available now, Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich, will feature a new Fresh Kale and Grilled Chicken Salad, Verona Veggie Sandwich, Chicken Andouille Gumbo and a fresh Wild Berry topping to pair with its popular Cinnabon® dessert. These limited time summer items are offered in addition to Schlotzsky’s Route 66 menu, which presents a variety of regionally-inspired sandwiches and wraps through August 30.

The new Fresh Tastes of Summer menu items include:

  • Fresh Kale & Grilled Chicken Salad: Fresh kale and Napa cabbage with diced eggs, dried cranberries, tangy goat cheese, candied pecans and hand-carved grilled chicken breast, tossed with a red wine vinaigrette.
  • Verona Veggie: Fresh kale and Napa cabbage slaw with piquant pepperoncini, olive tapenade, crisp cucumbers, red onions, vine-ripened tomato and melted cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses served on an oven-baked Sourdough bun.
  • Chicken Andouille Gumbo: Tender chicken, Andouille sausage and okra blended in a spicy roux-thickened broth with the Cajun “Trinity” of onion, bell pepper and celery along with garlic and spicy pepper sauce — topped with sourdough croutons and green onion.
  • Cinnabon® Wild Berry Topper: A delectable combination of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries at the peak of their season. This spread can be paired with fan-favorite menu items such as the Classic Roll, MiniBon, and Center of the Roll.

“We know summer is a time when many of our guests want to eat fresh, seasonal salads and veggie options so we’ve tapped into current food trends to introduce two delicious menu options to choose from,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “And for those looking to indulge, our Cinnabon Wild Berry Topper is the perfect summer treat.”

Schlotzsky’s offers more than 15 different signature sandwiches served on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas built upon its unique sourdough crust, artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pasta, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts, including a Cinnabon Express bakery at most locations where guests can enjoy a number of warm, delicious treats from Cinnabon. Catering options are available for meetings, community events, and any celebratory needs.

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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. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. For more information, visit

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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 to learn more.

Ellen Panther
Fishman Public Relations