Fazoli's Celebrates the Fork

Nov 08, 2012, 16:18 ET from Fazoli's

Spot Large Fork to Win Free Spaghetti for Year

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fork, made popular by Italian nobility, first appeared in the 4th century B.C.  It started with just two prongs, then three, and finally four.  The fork has really changed the way we eat.  With a variety of entrees that you can use a fork to dig into, Fazoli's is celebrating the fork all this month.  Monday, November 12, is Celebrate the Fork Day at Fazoli's.  Stop by any participating Fazoli's for a Free Pick Your Pasta Entree with the purchase of another pick your pasta entree. 

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Fazoli's is also celebrating the utensil all month with life-size forks that will be placed in participating cities across the country. Clues about the location of the fork in each market will be provided on Fazoli's Facebook page and via Twitter. Spot the fork and post a picture at findthefork.com, and you could win Free Spaghetti for a Year.  The fork will be moving around participating markets now through the end of November, so keep your eye out for forks in the road, and other places.      

Cathy Hull, Fazoli's Chief Marketing Officer, believes the large forks will definitely draw some attention "From kids twirling their spaghetti on Kids Night to couples catching up over great Italian food, the fork is the best way to enjoy Fazoli's," said Hull.  "I think our guests will have fun trying to find the fork in their city.  And what could be better than a year of Free Spaghetti!"   

This month, Fazoli's is introducing plenty of new items to put on the fork.  They include new lighter calorie entrees such as Chicken Bruschetta, Baked Chicken Penne & Peppers, Chicken Margherita Oven-Baked Flatbread Pizza, and a new lineup of chopped salads.  In addition, Fazoli's has two new samplers — a Spicy Sampler and a Robusto Sampler; has created two new oven-baked sandwiches — Chicken Club Italiano Baked Sandwich and Roasted Chicken Basil Oven-Baked Sandwich; and has two ways to customize entrees — a Spice It Up option and a Top It option.  And while Fazoli's is all about the fork, it's introducing two menu options to eat with a spoon, the Chicken Bowtie Soup and the Italian Wedding Soup. 

An American family favorite for more than 20 years, Fazoli's ranked #2 overall among large national fast-food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey.  With a premium menu of freshly prepared Italian entrees, oven-baked sandwiches and salads, a new service style featuring table service and a contemporary new restaurant design, Fazoli's is well positioned for growth. Already America's largest Italian quick-service chain with approximately 220 company and franchised restaurants, Fazoli's is expanding throughout the country. Founded in Lexington, Ky. in 1988, Fazoli's was acquired by Sun Capital Partners in 2006.

Contact: John McCauley 
Brokaw Inc.

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