ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlotzsky's®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced its continued expansion in Arizona after a successful year of franchise growth and sales. Diving deeper into key growth markets such as Phoenix and Tucson, the chain is actively seeking qualified franchisees in these territories as well as state-wide.
"Arizona represents an important part of Schlotzsky's growth strategy, and we're excited about the brand's continued expansion into the region," said Peter Ortiz, Schlotzsky's Vice President of Franchise Sales. "The Schlotzsky's brand has become a top choice for some of the most successful multi-unit franchise owners in the country, so we're excited to watch the brand grow in these new markets due in large part to the talent of our franchisees."
As the company looks to open additional locations in the area, they are actively seeking qualified franchisees to develop in the areas in and around Phoenix and Tucson. Currently, Schlotzsky's has 11 locations in the state of Arizona.
Schlotzsky's had a successful year of franchise growth in 2015 with nearly $320 million in system-wide sales, a noted increase in same-store sales, the opening of 14 new restaurants, and the signing of 44 new franchise deals. This growth is fueled by both existing franchisees as well as new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners with notable portfolios.
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.
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.