Sourdough buns set Schlotzsky’s apart

HUNTINGTON — In 1971, Don and Dolores Dissman opened a small sandwich shop in Austin.

The first location originally only had one sandwich on the menu, now called the Original, featuring lean smoked ham, Genoa and Cotto salamis, three types of cheese, olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato and mustard on a sourdough bun. They chose the name Schlotzsky’s simply because they thought it was funny.

Today the chain has over 380 franchises (including one in Huntington) spread about over 36 states and some other countries. It also offers a much larger menu including a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, Panini sandwiches, pizzas and salads. The Huntington location has been open since October 1995.

“This is our 40-year anniversary,” David Stuart, franchisee of the Huntington Schlotzsky’s said. “Corporate is planning some promotional items for later in the year. All stores around the country are going to be going through a re-imaging program. We are going to be doing some remodeling. We are planning on putting in some new paint, taking down some old artwork and putting in some new art. We have just received a bid with a contractor which is working with corporate to remodel the beverage station and counter later this year. We are also looking into the possibility of bringing in Cinnabon, which is a sister chain to Schlotzsky’s.”

The Original which is modeled after a New Orleans Muffuleta remains the chains most popular sandwich. A Original sells for $4.99 a small, and $5.99 for a medium.

“I’m from Huntington and was living in Cincinnati and discovered Schlotzsky’s and wanted to open a franchise,” Stuart said. “I originally wanted to open one in Cincinnati, but the corporate office didn’t have any opportunities there. They knew I was from Huntington and recommended I open one in my hometown. We looked at several locations before opening, and initially considered the Huntington Mall but this building was under renovation and it made sense to come here to downtown Huntington.”

In addition to the wide selection of sandwiches, he serves personal gourmet pizzas. The pizzas range price from $4.59 for a Vegetarian Special to $4.99 for a BBQ Chicken & Jalapeno.

“What sets us apart is that all of our sourdough buns are baked from scratch,” Stuart said. “We bake our own pizza crusts using the same ingredients as our bread. The proofing, baking, and seasoning is different. Our most popular pizza is the BBQ Chicken & Jalapeno. In fact nationally we sell two barbecue chicken pizzas for every pepperoni. We also do catering for all types of events from groups as small as five people, to as large as 1,800 people at Cabell Huntington Hospital.”

Schlotzsky’s is located at 844 4th Ave. in downtown Huntington. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is closed on Sunday. Cash and all major credit/debit cards are accepted. No checks are taken at this time. An assortment of sandwich trays and other catering options are available. For catering orders customers should try to call a day ahead. For catering, carry-out orders and more information call 304-525-8044. A menu and company information can be found online at www.schlotzskys.com.

By Paul Sebert

Source: Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Schlotzsky’s Opens in Colorado, Gives A Sweet Deal

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and famous fresh-from-scratch buns, opened its newest “Lotz Better” location on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 9624 E. Arapahoe Road in Greenwood Village, Colorado, adding more than 25 jobs to the local economy and bringing smiles to diners with its quirky brand personality.

“With our addictive recipes, upbeat surroundings, and funny sayings, we’re adding tremendous flavor to the Greenwood Village quick-casual dining scene,” says Ron Harrison, who co-owns the new Schlotzsky’s in Greenwood Village with his wife Marion. “It’s hard not to smile when you walk into our bright new restaurants, smell the bread baking, and see how much fun we have with ‘bun humor.’ Greenwood Village is in for a real treat.”

Schlotzsky’s will kicked off its grand opening celebration with a Chamber ribbon-cutting at 5:00 p.m.on May 23. The following day, Schlotzsky’s rewarded the first 50 customers who purchase a CinnaPack of six Cinnabon Classic rolls with one free Cinnabon Classic Roll a week for a year. In addition, opening day customers could purchase a small The Original for only $1.99.

The new restaurant was built with Schlotzsky’s rebranding efforts in mind, which include a co-branding deal with Cinnabon and a new service model where crew members hand-deliver food to the tables. Everything from tables and chairs to circular-themed local photography featuring tongue-in-cheek phrases is designed to entertain and cater to the guest.

Schlotzsky’s of Greenwood Village offers 15 different sandwiches on its famous unique round freshly baked buns, as well as wraps, gourmet pizzas made with Fresh-from-Scratch crusts, freshly tossed salads, a variety of soups, and delectable desserts, including a Cinnabon Express bakery where guests can enjoy a number of Cinnabon’s warm, homemade treats, including the Cinnabon Classic Roll and CinnaPacks.

“With all of the new elements that enhance the Schlotzsky’s experience, we stay true to our roots by offering only the highest quality, fresh ingredients that includes baking our sourdough bread from scratch every day,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “We are truly excited to give Greenwood Village a taste of the ‘Lotz Better’ Schlotzsky’s.”

Source: QSR Online

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon Grand Opening in Greenwood Village, Colorado

The new Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon is open in Greenwood Village (Denver) at 9624 E. Arapahoe Road. Come see us today, May 24, and get a small The Original for just $1.99. The first 50 people to purchase a Cinnabon 6-pack will get a free Cinnabon Classic roll each week for a year.

Schlotzsky’s redecorates, offers sandwich deal

By Amy Starnes

Schlotzsky’s is redecorating and “reimaging” more than 350 restaurants worldwide, and Waco’s two locations have already undergone the transformation.

The restaurant chain will celebrate the changes on Tuesday (May 17) by offering its famous “The Original” (small) for $1.99 all day.

The redecoration of the stores, located at 1508 Interstate 35 and 621 North Valley Mills Drive, includes a new color scheme as well as a circle theme to reflect the round sandwiches offered by the restaurant.

The new design also features “playful slogans, contemporary furniture and artwork,” according to a press release about the changes. The chain plans to reimage the entire franchise by the end of the year.

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