Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon opens in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio_Event HeaderWe have a brand new Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon coming to the Leon Springs area of San Antonio, TX. Join us at 10am on Thursday, August 1. The first 100 people to purchase a Cinnabon 6-Pack will get FREE Schlotzsky’s for a year. That’s one FREE small The Original sandwich each week for 52 weeks! We’ll have lots of fun games and other prizes to giveaway all day. Don’t miss it!

25235 I-10, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78257

*One small The Original sandwich per week at this location for 52 consecutive weeks commencing on August 1, 2013 and expiring on August 1, 2014. Only valid for persons 18 years or older. Offer valid only at the Leon Springs Schlotzsky’s.

Another Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon-Carvel comes to San Antonio

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Get your buns to the Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon-Carvel grand opening at 20821 US Highway 281 N in San Antonio on Tuesday, January 22. Doors open at 10am and the first 100 guests to purchase a Cinnabon 6-Pack will get free Schlotzsky’s for a year!  Grand opening events will also include fun-filled events, games and prizes, giveaways, and more. 

Tuesday, January 22 at 10am

20281 US Highway 281 N

*One small sandwich per week at this location for 52 consecutive weeks commencing on January 22, 2013 and expiring on January 22, 2014. Only valid for persons 18 years or older. Offer valid only at this San Antonio Schlotzsky’s.

© 2013 Schlotzsky’s Franchise LLC. All rights reserved

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon opens in San Antonio May 19!

The new Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon in San Antonio, Texas is scheduled to open at 8am on Saturday, May 19!

The first 100 customers to purchase a Cinnabon 6-Pack will receive free Schlotzsky’s each week for a year, so get there early to snag a spot in line.

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon

Address: 8311 Highway 151, San Antonio, TX

Phone Number: (210) 647-5099

S.A. proves to have drawing power on retail-franchise front

Tricia Lynn Silva

Reporter – San Antonio Business Journal

The country’s uncertain business climate isn’t slowing the pace of retail franchise growth in the Alamo City, as evidenced by the continuing flow of new concepts entering the market.

Some of the latest arrivals include clothing stores like Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child.

The city is also seeing a growing menu of new food-entertainment concepts. One of the most recent entries: New Orleans-based Copeland’s of New Orleans, an upscale restaurant working to bring the flavor and hospitality of the Big Easy to the Alamo City.

Copeland’s joins an ever-growing list of restaurants opening their doors in San Antonio; others include Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Wing Zone, Urban Taco and Corner Bakery.

Some familiar names also have sought out San Antonio for their latest evolutions. Case in point is Austin-based Schlotzsky’s, which will be rolling out a new tri-brand store — bringing the sandwich shop, Carvel Ice Cream and Cinnabon under one roof.

“We want to make our business model as efficient as we can,” explains Schlotzsky’s president Kelly Roddy of the tri-branded stores. With its ability to target different tastes on different occasions “it makes for a really profitable franchise model.”

Schlotzsky’s plans to open upward of 10 new stores in the San Antonio area over the next three to five years.

While these businesses have brought some new concepts to local consumers, these franchises also offer budding entrepreneurs a chance to control their own destiny — at a time when that control has been hard to find in the job market.

“A significant number of people — whether it was their dream to open a business or not — are finding themselves unemployed,” says Bob Tierno, the Texas area developer for The Entrepreneur’s Source, a consulting firm that has worked with several franchise businesses over the last 25 years. “Now, they figure it’s time to take charge of their own destiny.”

Texas’ business-friendly environment has made it a hub for new companies. As for the attraction of San Antonio, Tierno says that the city’s diverse and growing population, makes it a hot spot for these franchises.

And given the latest national statistics, San Antonio could remain a key market for franchises for a while.

In its 2011 Economic Outlook, theInternational Franchise Association   reports that in 2010, there were more than 760,000 franchised businesses in the U.S. By the end of 2011, that number is expected to grow to more than 780,000, according to IFA — which uses data compiled by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.

In 2010, the franchise industry generated about $706 billion in revenue. That number is expected to grow to $740 billion by the end of this year, IFA reports.

Infrastructure

The franchise model also offers the support system that can be crucial to new small-business owners like Melanie VanDyke, a former teacher and now the owner of two clothing stores here under the Plato’s Closet brand banner.

Van Dyke opened San Antonio’s first Plato’s Closet — one of four bargain-based lines owned by Minneapolis-based Winmark    . Her store was until recently located at 754 NW Loop 410 — at North Central Side retail center Park North.

Plato’s Closet buys and sells gently used clothes geared to the teen and 20-something shopper, says Van Dyke, who recently signed an agreement with Winmark to bring the Plato’s Closet concept to the Northwest Side. The actual site for that planned outlet is still being determined, she says.

Van Dyke has also moved her original store at Park North to a nearby shopping center at 603 NW Loop 410. She more than doubled her space in the process — going from a space of 3,000 square feet to a site spanning 8,000 square feet.

“We spent money to market ourselves, but the customers did a better job than we did,” says Van Dyke of the success of Plato’s Closet.

She also gives much credit to Winmark.

“Winmark does a fantastic job of setting you up to be a successful business owner,” Van Dyke says. “They provide you with the support that you need.”

That support, of course, is not free. Total development costs for a Plato’s Closet store, for example, range from $180,000 to $354,000, according to Steve Murphy, president of franchising for Winmark. Included in that estimate is the initial $50,000 worth of merchandise that a franchisee needs to open a store, the franchise fee, and other expenses associated with operating a store — including lease agreements and interior finish-out costs for a space.

Learning from mistakes

What franchisees can get for their investment, however, is a market-tested product.

“You can learn from someone else’s mistakes,” says Wayne Brewer, a franchisee for Schlotzsky’s.

Working in partnership with his wife, Brewer is one of several franchisees rolling out a new tri-brand model in the San Antonio area.

By the time Brewer and his wife opted to get into the Schlotzsky’s business, they had seen the company go through “the good, the bad and the ugly,” says Brewer.

That history includes the chain’s modest beginnings in Austin in 1971, bankruptcy reorganization in 2004 and its re-birth, courtesy of FOCUS Brands, franchisor of such concepts as Moe’s Southwest Grill, Auntie Anne’s pretzels, and of course, Carvel and Cinnabon. “We followed them through that period, and now, we’re ready,” says Wayne Brewer.

San Antonio has seen a lot of growth and “there are several new restaurants coming in,” says Roddy, who plans to make Schlotzsky’s a well-branded name among the new entrants.

Source: San Antonio Business Journal

 

 

 

Schlotzsky’s Growth Momentum Skyrockets with 75 Franchise Agreements

 

Newly Rebranded Image Captures Interest of Multi-Unit Investors in New Jersey and Central Texas

Schlotzsky’s®, the home of The Original® round toasted sandwich,  announced today it has signed 75 franchise agreements for a total of 25 restaurants that will each house the Schlotzsky’s, Cinnabon and Carvel concepts under one roof.

Company executives said the restaurants will begin to open throughout New Jersey and Texas during the next six to 12 months. The first development agreement was signed with New Jersey-based Better Bunz, LLC for 17 tri-brand locations (a total of 51 agreements between the three concepts), to open in areas throughout New Jersey. Meanwhile, Texas-based Sac-N-Pac inked the second deal, with eight tri-brand locations, for a total of 24 agreements, to open throughout Houston, San Antonio and Central Texas.

“Together, these agreements represent the largest in Schlotzsky’s history,” said Kelly Roddy, President. “We are thrilled to expand the brand throughout Texas and New Jersey with a talented group of business savvy entrepreneurs,” added Roddy, who further noted that the new locations will feature the brand’s ‘Lotz Better’ look, a bright, contemporary feel with a circle theme and a new service model where crew members hand-deliver food to the tables.

While Anthony and Lama Dalleggio of Better Bunz, LLC will own the new Schlotzsky’s restaurants, their daughter, Lea, will oversee operations. In addition, the Dalleggios will work with experienced restaurateurs as part of their team to help with site selection, marketing and operations.

“Our family’s strong affinity for the Schlotzsky’s brand started many years ago while living in Houston,” Lea Dalleggio said. “When we moved to New Jersey, our family missed our favorite Schlotzsky’s sandwich and looked into bringing the brand to the region. After our due diligence, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to replicate the Schlotzsky’s culture in New Jersey. We look forward to serving our customers with the best in gourmet sandwiches and beyond.”

Family-owned and operated fuel and grocery retailer, Sac-N-Pac, will open non-traditional interstate/convenience connected locations primarily operated along major highways and travel plazas. Each Schlotzsky’s restaurant will share a building with the fuel/convenience retail and have its own entrance, a separate drive-thru and a connected pass-through in the building.

With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky’s continues its growth momentum by aggressively targeting markets in Texas and in untapped markets around the country including  Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, Raleigh and St. Louis for multi-unit developers. Roddy added that, ideally, Schlotzsky’s plans to have upwards of 700 locations by 2015.

 

New look and locations are in store for Schlotzsky’s in San Antonio

by Tricia Lynn Silva

Friday, December 17, 2010, 5:00am CST

An Austin-based franchise is putting two sets of buns under one roof. The new look for long-time sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s has made its local debut — with a new store at 1110 Culebra Road in Northwest San Antonio.

Key to the new look is a co-branding deal between Schlotzsky’s and Cinnabon. Now, in addition to sandwiches, wraps and pizzas, patrons can also order tasty treats from a Cinnabon Express station — including the Cinnabon Classic Roll and CinnaPacks.

The restaurants are also heavy on tongue-in-cheek phrases — which have been incorporated into the tables and chairs and the circular-themed photography.

Source: San Antonio Business Journal

 

Carvel to Give Away FREE Ice Cream September 23rd!

Come by any time on Thursday for a Junior cup or cone of soft-serve ice cream

AUSTIN, TEXAS  – Schlotzsky’s-Carvel cobrand locations are celebrating you – our wonderful fans – with FREE ice cream September 23rd!  Come celebrate fall with a Junior cup or cone of our delicious soft-serve ice cream at no charge.  Consider it a scoop of thanks for your year-round support!

EVENT: FREE Junior cup or cone of soft-serve ice cream*

DATE: All day, Thursday, September 23

LOCATIONS: Schlotzsky’s – Carvel cobrand locations in the following cities-

Athens, GA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Brea, CA;  Cedar Park, TX;  Fort Worth, TX;   Granbury, TX;  Lexington, SC;  Mesa, AZ;  San Antonio, TX;  Tulsa, OK;  Tuscaloosa, AL

*Free Junior cup or cone is 3 oz. size. Not valid with any other offer. Offer good  only on September 23, 2010 at participating Schlotzsky’s-Carvel cobrand locations.

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