Fazoli's

Fazoli’s

Fazoli’s, an Italian-American fast casual restaurant chain, was founded in 1988. The company is known for its quick fresh pizza, pasta dishes, sandwiches and breadsticks. Recognized as a place that the family can all go to enjoy a quick Italian-style meal.

The breadsticks are one of the favorite attractions for the restaurant. When guests arrive they place their order and have a seat until their food is ready. Once it is, a waitress brings out the food and a basket of breadsticks for the group to enjoy. From here all you have to do is raise your hand and ask for more as the breadsticks are unlimited.

Hours and Locations

Almost all Fazoli’s restaurants operate on the same hours, opening Sunday through Thursday at 10:30am and closing at 10:00pm. On Fridays and Saturdays the restaurant has extended hours usually from 10:30am to 11:00pm. Even though this is the normal schedule for many of the locations, it is a good idea to research the location nearest to you before going out to eat. It is also important to keep in mind regular operating hours might differ on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. Hours.com is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Fazoli’s near me, that’s open today”.

Our restaurant locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With over 213 stores nationwide, grabbing a bite to eat at the Italian quick service restaurant may require a little traveling. Good news is if you find yourself in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, or Ohio you shouldn’t have a problem finding a location as each boasts the highest number of stores per state.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fazoli’s

Fazoli’s has quickly become a fan favorite among Italian food enthusiasts across the country. Whether it is the amazing fresh-made pasta, pizza, or the breadsticks, people continue to want more and more. Here are 5 little known facts that might convince you to become a Fazoli’s fanatic as well:

  1. Since the company’s creation more than 30 years ago, they have made and given away more than 3 billion breadsticks.
  2. Managers are responsible for mingling with guests and refilling their drinks.
  3. They attempted to create an Italian version of Chipotle, unfortunately it didn’t take off.
  4. There is a “Club 62” where seniors get an official card and steep discounts.
  5. The company use to offer a sweetheart deal where if anyone got engaged in the restaurant on Valentine’s Day they would get free spaghetti for a year.

Menu Items & Specialties

Tha Fazoli’s menu has been revamped and changed several times over the course of the company’s history. Today it features Italian classics such as, Twice Baked Lasagna, Italian Deli Trio, Meatball da Vinci, Baked Spaghetti, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, and Primo Italiano.

Another product they have changed as well is the breadsticks. The product has always been a customer favorite and the company has continued to improve on it. For example, in 2005 the company started making the side without any trans fat, making it a healthier option.

A Brief History

Fazoli’s was a concept created by Jerrico Inc. in order to capitalize on the casual Italian-American dining experience. It originally started with just five locations, until it was sold off to Duskin Co. so that Jerrico Inc. could focus on their other brand, Long John Silver’s. Duskin Co. quickly formed the Seed Restaurant Group with the help of Kuni Toyoda. Together both began the ownership of Fazoli’s and pushed its rapid growth.

Within 10 years, the company had over 50 locations and with each opening the crowds continued to flock to the Italian restaurant. It wasn’t until 2006 that the Seed Restaurant Group sold the company to Sun Capital Partners. At this point there was a change in senior management and the company experienced a steady decline in sales, resulting in the closings of several stores.

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