Schlotzsky’s Leaps Into Spring with New Offerings

Schlotzsky’s leaps into spring with the return of the limited time only Hand-Carved Sandwiches. From now until May 18, the home of The Original round toasted sandwich will bring back the Roasted Turkey with Avocado & Havarti Cheese, the Hickory Smoked Ham with Bacon, Havarti Cheese & Honey Dijon, and the Braised Beef with Mushrooms & Fire-Roasted Vegetables.

“Our guests loved the hand-carved sandwiches so much when they debuted in 2012,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “We pride ourselves on the fresh in-restaurant, hand-carved meats that these sandwiches have to offer. With savory flavors and unique sandwich combinations, they’re sure to be a hit again. The variety of proteins combined with savory flavors offer our guests unique sandwich combinations that are sure to be a hit again.”

The three signature sandwiches include:

  • Roasted Turkey with Avocado & Havarti Cheese: Thick slices of hand-carved roasted turkey breast, tomato, bibb lettuce, avocado slices, and shredded Havarti cheese with mayonnaise served on Schlotzsky’s signature toasted sourdough bun.
  • Hickory Smoked Ham with Bacon, Havarti Cheese & Honey Dijon: Slices of hand-carved hickory smoked ham, applewood bacon, hearts of romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, and shredded Havarti cheese with honey Dijon mustard served on Schlotzsky’s signature toasted sourdough bun.
  • Braised Beef with Mushrooms & Fire-Roasted Vegetables: Hearty slices of hand-carved braised beef, Portobello mushrooms, fire-roasted vegetables, and both Swiss and mozzarella cheese with chipotle mayonnaise served on Schlotzsky’s toasted signature sourdough bun.

Schlotzsky’s restaurant offers guests more than 15 different sandwiches on its round freshly-baked buns, as well as gourmet pizzas made with Fresh-from-Scratch crusts, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of soups, and desserts. Catering options are available as well.

Source: QSR Magazine

Schlotzsky’s brings Lotz Better model to area

By BRENDA SHOFFNER / Daily News 

MARY ESTHER — It’s not often that a brand-name restaurant gives an area a second chance. When Schlotzsky’s opened its Lotz Better location in the middle of last year, that’s what it did. It had tried a Mary Esther site years earlier. This time a different formula might be the key to success.

The food
Schlotzsky’s is known for The Original: lean smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and signature dressing on a toasted sourdough bun.
Other sandwiches include smoked turkey breast, turkey bacon club, Angus roast beef and cheese, and fiesta chicken.
There are also fresh veggie (cheddar cheese, cucumber slices, red onion, tomato, lettuce and black olives), ham and cheese, pastrami reuben and chipotle chicken.

Sandwiches are available in small, medium and large sizes. Any can be turned into a meal by adding chips and a drink. Abandoning the trademark round bun for a wrap is an option, too. Schlotzsky’s also offers pizza, salads and soups. Pizzas come in 8-inch and 14-inch sizes. They include pepperoni and double cheese, fresh veggie, grilled chicken and pesto, smoked turkey and jalapeno and a combination. Salad choices are cranberry, apple, pecan and chicken; hearts of Romaine chicken caesar; turkey avocado cobb; turkey chef; and garden.

My guest chose a large turkey bacon club and a bowl of Timberline chili for his meal. The sandwich was as big as the plate it was served on, and was deemed delicious. The chili, served steaming hot in a nice-sized bowl, was also good. It came with crackers.
I chose to go with Schlotzsky’s “Pick Two” option. You get to select any two of half a medium sandwich, bowl of soup, half an 8-inch pizza or half a salad. It was difficult, but I finally decided on half of a smoked turkey-guacamole sandwich and half of a pepperoni/double cheese pizza.

The sandwich was part of a “Winterific” menu. It tasted fine but was a little disappointing compared to my guest’s sandwich. The pizza was delicious with light crust and flavorful sauce and toppings. Schlotzsky’s offers Coca-Cola products at a serve-yourself dispenser. A separate iced tea machine dispenses Southern, unsweet and raspberry versions of Fuze tea.

A press release explained that part of the Lotz Better restaurant model is co-branding deals. In this case, that’s with Cinnabon and Carvel Ice Cream. My guest and I each chose a different Cinnabon for dessert. I had the carmel pecan version, and my guest had the classic. Both were good although they could have stood being heated a little more. Other choices include the Minibon, Center of the Roll and a variety of packs. There are also desserts on the Schlotzsky’s menu including cookies, cheesecake, brownie and two kinds of cake. On a chilly winter day, no one was eating ice cream. Schlotzsky’s also does catering with items ranging from trays to box lunches.

The atmosphere
The clean, bright dining area is larger than I expected. It included free-standing tables and chairs as well as banquette seating along one wall. There were also a few tables outside. A large-screen television hangs on one wall. I think it was set on a news channel, but what distracted my attention was that the screen also contained standing ads for Schlotzsky’s. A short hallway connects Schlotzsky’s to the convenience store next door. The hallway is also where the restrooms are located.

The service
Orders are placed at the counter, where you receive a number. A server delivers food to your table when it’s ready. The young man taking orders on the afternoon of our visit was pleasant and patient explaining the Pick Two menu, delivering our food and clearing away used dishes. He also seemed to know several of the other diners who came in while we were there. Some stayed to eat in while a few ordered their food to go.

A final taste
In its second Mary Esther incarnation, Schlotzsky’s seems to be attracting new business as well as repeat customers.

Source: NWF Daily News

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Schlotzsky’s open second Minnesota location in Brooklyn Center, complete with Cinnabon & Carvel Ice Cream

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon opens in Forney, TX

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Schlotzsky’s AND Cinnabon are coming to Forney, TX! Grand opening celebrations kick off on Thursday, January 30. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 9:00am and doors open at 10:00am. The first 100 people to purchase a Cinnabon 6-Pack will get FREE Schlotzsky’s every week for a year! The event will feature lots of fun events, prizes, games and more! 

750 East Hwy 80 

(972) 552-2996

Business changes hands, but continues in family tradition

By Azeita Taylor

The family business that Shannon Roche of Copperas Cove grew to know and love as a child was sold recently to another franchisee in Central Texas.

But that didn’t deter her from continuing to be a regular fixture at the establishment.

Roche, whose parents owned the Schlotzsky’s in Cove for about 26 years, said she stayed because she felt a special attachment to the business her parents built on U.S. Highway 190.

“I love this store,” she said. “I’ve been working here since I was about 5, handing out sandwiches. This is my store.”

Roche works in the kitchen at the restaurant, continuing in the footsteps of her father, Kevin Schulz, who worked exactly where she is — on the line making sandwiches for Schlotzsky’s customers.

“Actually I like it. I think I like being in that position for some of the same reasons as I think he did,” she said. “It’s a great position, because it’s the final quality check before the food gets out to the customer.”

Schlotzsky’s was sold to Greg Rhoads, who took ownership Oct. 1 and now owns all five locations in the Central Texas area. When the business changed hands, Rhoads made some minor changes, but changes Roche seems to appreciate.

“The new owners are amazing,” Roche said. “They’ve made a lot of positive changes; modernized it.”

Rhoads said he changed some procedures and added programs like discounts for the military.

However, the Cove location will be going through a major renovation in the near future. Right now they are merely in the beginning stages.

“We’re still in the process of planning all that out,” Rhoads said. “There are a lot of things that are going to be done.”

While updates and renovations have been top priorities for Rhoads, keeping the same friendly atmosphere Schlotzsky’s has been known for was just as important.

“We offered everyone a job who wanted to stay,” he said. “There were a couple that moved on, but it was important to us to keep as many of the staff as possible.”

Rhoads said he is pleased with the quality of service and performance Roche has displayed.

“Shannon has done a good job,” he said. “She has had a positive attitude about the changes.”

Source: Cove Herald

Schlotzsky’s Donating Drinking Water to Kanawha County Residents

Schlotzsky’s restaurant, owned by local resident and franchisee Jessica Johnson, will donate 1000 cases of drinking water to local residents tomorrow beginning at 10am until the water is depleted due to the recent water restrictions in the area.  One case of water per family will be distributed from the Schlotzsky’s parking lot and is available to any Kanawha County resident.

What:              1 case of drinking water per family

When:             Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time:              10am ET until all cases have been donated

Where:            Schlotzsky’s

                        4600 MacCorkle Avenue

                        South Charleston, WV

For more information regarding the Schlotzsky’s water distribution, call (304) 768-4775.

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon opens in New Braunfels, TX

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The second Schlotzsky’s location is opening in New Braunfels tomorrow at 10:30am! Join us for special deals and lots of fun. Doors open at 10:30am. Enjoy $1.99 small The Original sandwiches all day long and $1 Cinnabon Minibons from 3:00-8:00pm. 

1776 Independence Dr. in the Westpointe Village Shopping Center
New Braunfels, TX

830-629-2811

 

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