Schlotzsky’s® to Reach $1 Million in Donations to JDRF

Sixth year of support includes new fundraising effort to reach milestone donation

Atlanta, Ga. (Sept. 5, 2017)Schlotzsky’s® is gearing up for its 6th year of fundraising for JDRF, a global organization dedicated to funding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research, and is close to reaching a major donation milestone – $1 million. Schlotzsky’s will continue its annual Step Up! campaign to reach the million dollar goal, which includes the 35th annual Bun Run in Austin, Texas and this year’s first Day of Dough Raising fundraiser nation-wide.

The fundraising is on-going all through the month of September with the annual in-store “Give $1, Get $1” offer. All month long at Schlotzsky’s restaurants nation-wide, guests can “Give $1, Get $1”, which offers guests a coupon for $1 off their next Schlotzsky’s purchase for every $1 they donate to JDRF.

On September 24, in Austin, the fundraising continues with the 35th annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run. Participants can register alone or in teams, sign up their kids for the “Kids K” 1K race, or bring their dogs to participate for the title of Fastest Dog in Austin. Proceeds from the registration fee will be donated to JDRF. Schlotzsky’s Bun Run is 35 years strong and is Schlotzsky’s way of honoring its proud Austin roots. For more information, please visit bunrun.com

Given past years’ success, the Schlotzsky’s fundraising for JDRF has expanded this year to include a new effort, the Day of Dough Raising Fundraiser.  On September 26, each Schlotzsky’s restaurant will donate 10% of the day’s sales to JDRF, and then Schlotzsky’s corporate will match that 10%, for a total donation of 20% of the day’s net sales.

“Since beginning our partnership, we’ve been able to donate to JDRF with ‘Give $1, Get $1’ and proceeds from our long-time Bun Run event in Austin, Texas.  This year we’re excited to help support the cause in a new way with our Day of Dough Raising fundraiser,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “We’re thrilled to know that with the support of Schlotzsky’s fans we’re making such a big impact for people living with Type 1 Diabetes, as we reach $1 million in donations to JDRF over the past six years. “

About Schlotzsky’s®
Schlotzsky’s is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that started in 1971 and is home to The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The brand started in Austin, Texas and the made to order menu options still include bold flavors and fresh ingredients – all inspired by the food scene in Austin. All 350 restaurants are serving delicious hot sandwiches on sourdough buns baked fresh each day, macs, Artisan flatbreads, specialty pizzas and fresh salads. Plus, many of our locations offer Cinnabon’s warm, homemade treats. Check us out online at www.schlotzskys.com to find a store near you and then connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.

Schlotzsky’s® Brings Back Hip Chick Trio with Fan Favorite Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

ATLANTA (July 10, 2017) – Schlotzsky’s®, a fast casual restaurant franchise serving a variety of made to order menu items with bold flavors and home to The Original® sandwich is bringing back the Hip Chick Trio which includes the Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Bacon SmokeCheesy and Fiesta Chicken sandwiches starting July 10 through October, 2017.

“Schlotzsky’s is a one of a kind brand centered on our Austin, Texas heritage that many have come to love since 1971,” said Kelly Roddy, President, Schlotzsky’s. “We pride ourselves on listening to our fans in each restaurant to serve the bold and unique flavors they crave every day. That’s why the brand decided to bring back the Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich as part of the Hip Chick Trio – which hasn’t been on the menu for more than 3 years.”

The Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich features premium meats including shaved chicken combined with lean shaved ham and crispy bacon strips. Additionally, the sandwich includes savory Swiss cheese and tangy yellow mustard on two toasted sourdough buns and served with a side of zesty Dijon-honey mustard dipping sauce.

Not craving a Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich? Don’t worry, Schlotzsky’s still has you covered with two additional delicious chicken sandwiches on the menu – the Chicken Bacon SmokeCheesy and the Fiesta Chicken. The Chicken Bacon SmokeCheesy sandwich includes tender roasted chicken breast with bacon strips, smoked cheddar cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. And, the Fiesta Chicken sandwich has tender roasted chicken breast with cheddar cheese, black olives, roasted red peppers, chipotle mayonnaise, fresh lettuce, red & green onions and sliced tomato – all served on our toasted jalapeno cheese bun.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About Schlotzsky’s®
Schlotzsky’s is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that started in 1971 and is home to The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The brand started in Austin, Texas and the made to order menu options still include bold flavors and fresh ingredients – all inspired by the food scene in Austin. All 350 restaurants are serving delicious hot sandwiches on sourdough buns baked fresh each day, Macs, Artisan flatbreads, specialty pizzas and fresh salads. Plus, many of our locations offer Cinnabon’s warm, homemade treats. Check us out online at www.schlotzskys.com to find a store near you and then connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Schlotzsky’s® Rolls Out Bold-Flavored Brisket Sandwiches Nationwide

ATLANTA (March 6, 2017) – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced the launch of three new brisket sandwiches – Traditional, Cuban and Tex-Mex. The addition of brisket sandwiches is inspired by Schlotzsky’s Austin heritage, and all are now available at Schlotzsky’s restaurants nationwide.

The hand-crafted sandwiches are anchored by hickory-smoked brisket, full of layers of flavor and textures, and topped with fresh ingredients that are added to Schlotzsky’s famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns that are baked in-store daily. The three new brisket sandwiches are:

  1. Traditional Brisket

Hickory-smoked brisket with mozzarella, cheddar & Parmesan cheeses, BBQ sauce, sliced dill pickles and red onions. Served on our toasted sourdough bun.

  1. Cuban Brisket

Hickory-smoked brisket with ham, Swiss cheese, BBQ sauce, Dijon mustard and sliced dill pickles. Served on our jalapeño cheese bun.

  1. Tex-Mex Brisket
    Hickory-smoked brisket with queso fresco, cheddar cheese, salsa verde, roasted red peppers, pickled jalapeños, lettuce and chipotle mayonnaise. Served on our jalapeño cheese bun.

“Our new brisket sandwiches reflect Schlotzsky’s commitment to bold flavors and fresh ingredients, but also bring something entirely new and exciting to our sandwich menu,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “We know our customers are looking to be more adventurous with their food and as a Texas staple, brisket gives us a unique opportunity to create new menu items with flavors that tie back to our Austin roots.”

Schlotzsky’s lovers in Austin can get their brisket fix at Schlotzsky’s SXSW Austin Takeover party at Trinity Hall on Thursday, March 16.  From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., party goers can enjoy free food and cocktails and enjoy the 5th Annual Loud Village Comedy Showcase featuring Hannibal Buress, Brandon Wardell, Byron Bowers, Karl Hess & DJ Allie Teilz. Immediately following the comedy, our friends at Echo Flex will be throwing a 2000’s era hip-hop themed after party with an exclusive performance by the legendary Mike Jones. The Schlotzsky’s SXSW Austin Takeover event is free to the public, ages 18 and up, based on a first come first serve basis. Trinity Hall is located at 311 E. 5th St. – right in the heart of Austin and the SXSW festival. To RSVP, please email SXSchlotzskys@schlotzskys.com.

Schlotzsky’s was named the 2017 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Award winner in the Fast Casual segment, according to Technomic’s annual Consumer Brand Metrics program, which asks consumers to rate more than 120 leading U.S. restaurant chains on 60+ different attributes.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About Schlotzsky’s®

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, handcrafted Macs, 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.

Schlotzsky’s Invites Guests to “Like it” Like It’s Hot on Facebook to Unlock 100,000 Bottles for a Hot Sauce Giveaway

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ATLANTA (Jan. 19, 2017) – Schlotzsky’s® is kicking up the heat this winter by giving away 100,000 special 3oz. bottles of its signature hot sauce at restaurants nationwide on Valentine’s Day… but participation of Schlotzsky’s fans is needed to “like” its Facebook Hot Sauce thermometer in order to activate the saucy giveaway.

The online activation will begin Jan. 22 on National Hot Sauce Day, and the giveaway will be uncapped if fans help the hot sauce thermometer reach 100 degrees by February 1. Each “like” will cause the temperature of the thermometer to rise and bring customers closer to uncapping 300,000 ounces of Schlotzsky’s hot sauce at its participating restaurants nationwide February 14, while supplies last.

Schlotzsky’s flavorsome hot sauce, packed with piquant overtones of Louisiana cayenne peppers in a vinegar base, has long been a customer favorite addition to The Original®, the sandwich that started it all, as well as other signature sandwiches, Macs, pizzas, flatbreads and more.

“Schlotzsky’s signature hot sauce is hot – and I don’t just mean on the Scoville Scale, but through the enthusiasm we see and feel from our customers adding it to their favorite menu items,” said Schlotzsky’s president Kelly Roddy. “This Valentine’s Day, we’re excited to help folks spice up their culinary creations through our hot sauce giveaway, and given its cult-like following, it may prove to be a pretty easy task for fans to accomplish.”

Schlotzsky’s hot sauce 12 ounce bottles are available for purchase in store, but because of its fans’ true love of it, we are also making it available for purchase at Schlotzskys.com starting on Valentine’s Day, February 14. And, for hot sauce fanatics who miss the in-store giveaway, Schlotzsky’s can help spread the love on Facebook. For the first 100 people who send Schlotzsky’s a request through Facebook on Valentine’s Day, the brand will send a complimentary 12oz. hot sauce bottle to their designated “hottie” with a special message.

Find Schlotzsky’s on Facebook at @Schlotzskys, and online at www.schlotzskys.com.

Schlotzsky’s® Is Blowin’ Out Its 45th Birthday by Giving Away $1,000 a Day for 45 Days

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Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, will blow out its 45th birthday by offering customers an opportunity to win $1,000 a day for the 45 days leading up to its birthday celebration on October 4. Guests who purchase the 45th birthday 32oz. commemorative cup and enter the “Blowin’ Out Birthday” sweepstakes in the LOTZ4ME app will be entered to win. New members who download the app will receive a free small The Original sandwich during the 45-day promotion window, August 19 to October 4.

“We love any opportunity to reward our guests and spotlight the sandwich that made us famous, and celebrating our 45th birthday is just another great reason,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “We are excited to have our loyal fans blow out this milestone birthday with us.”

Blowin’ Out Birthday Sweepstakes

Each 45th birthday 32oz. commemorative cup features a 10-digit sweepstakes code. In order to enter, fans log in to or, for new users, download the LOTZME app and enter their unique cup code which lights the Schlotzsky’s birthday candle atop their famous The Original sandwich. By blowin’ out the digital candle through the speaker of their smartphone, fans are officially entered to win $1,000. Fans can also receive in-app prizes by sharing their entry on Facebook including $45 e-gift cards as well as an official Schlotzsky’s 45th Birthday t-shirt. Visit www.schlotzskys.com/45thbirthday for the official rules.

More Reasons to Celebrate

In addition to the $1,000-a-day giveaway and the LOTZ4ME promotion, Schlotzsky’s will launch the brand’s first Snapchat filter as part of their Blowin’ Out Birthday theme. The filter will be live at all locations on October 4 when they celebrate their 45th birthday alongside guests by rolling back prices nationwide on a small The Original sandwich to just $1.99. The one-of-a-kind sandwich that started it all features 13 fresh, flavorful ingredients, including fresh-from-scratch sourdough buns baked in restaurants daily.

In addition to The Original, Schlotzsky’s offers guests the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts. This year, Schlotzsky’s announced the addition of seven new hand-crafted Specialty Sandwiches to its permanent menu, each offering bold flavors and fresh, high quality ingredients such as vine-ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced meats, caramelized onions, roasted red bell peppers and rich, melted cheeses piled high on the brand’s signature freshly-baked bread. With seven unique recipes, including one vegetarian option, Schlotzsky’s is offering something new to satisfy every craving.

For more information on all the birthday celebrations or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About Schlotzsky’s®

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.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

Schlotzsky’s® Offers Free Food for Guests on Tax Day

 

ATLANTA, Ga. (April 11, 2016) – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, is helping ease the stress of Tax Day by treating guests to a free small The Original® sandwich with the purchase of a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips on April 18 at Schlotzsky’s restaurants nationwide.

“We know this time of year can be stressful, so we wanted to make it a bit easier by giving our guests a ‘tax break’ to enjoy their favorite sandwich for free,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “With its mouthwatering combination of premium meats and cheeses and fresh veggies, The Original is the ultimate crowd pleaser and the perfect reward after a long day of tax-filing.”

The Original sandwich features 13 fresh, flavorful ingredients served on Schlotzsky’s legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns. The Original is topped with lean smoked ham, genoa and cotto salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. It’s layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and signature dressing to create a truly one-of-a kind sandwich.

At Schlotzsky’s, guests can enjoy the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts. Schlotzsky’s recently announced the addition of seven new hand-crafted Specialty Sandwiches to its permanent menu, each offering bold flavors and fresh, high quality ingredients such as vine-ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced meats, caramelized onions, roasted red bell peppers and rich, melted cheeses piled high on the brand’s signature freshly-baked bread. With seven unique recipes, including one vegetarian option, Schlotzsky’s is offering something new to satisfy every craving.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

 

About Schlotzsky’s®

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.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

 

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Schlotzsky’s Adds Seven New Hand-Crafted Specialty Sandwiches to Menus Nationwide

Now available at all Schlotzsky’s restaurants, new sandwiches offer bold flavor

ATLANTA (March 28, 2016) – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced the addition of seven new Specialty Sandwiches to its menu. The new sandwiches will be permanent menu items and are now available at all Schlotzsky’s locations nationwide.

Each unique, hand-crafted sandwich offers bold flavors and features fresh, high-quality ingredients such as vine-ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced meats, caramelized onions, roasted red bell peppers and rich, melted cheeses piled high on the brand’s signature freshly-baked bread. With seven unique recipes, including one vegetarian option, Schlotzsky’s is offering something new to satisfy every craving.

The seven new Specialty Sandwiches are:

  1. Ultimate Grilled Cheese – Melted Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone and Swiss, layered with crisp, smoked bacon strips, avocado and vine-ripe tomatoes – served oven-baked on a Soft Pretzel Roll. Served with our creamy Tuscan Tomato-Basil soup for dipping.
  2. Caprese – Basil pesto, mozzarella, basil, mayonnaise, drizzled with balsamic glaze and topped with mixed field greens and a combination of fresh and oven-roasted tomatoes. Served on our crusty, toasted Artisan Ciabatta.
  3. French Dip – Shaved Angus roast beef topped with a trio of melted Muenster, Provolone and Swiss Cheeses and rich, caramelized onions — served oven-baked on a Soft Pretzel Roll, with a hearty French Onion Jus for dipping.
  4. Sicilian – We layer our Toasted Ciabatta with thinly-sliced ham, pepperoni, cotto and genoa salami, topped with melted provolone, roasted red bell pepper, marinated olive blend, red onion, mixed field greens and ripe tomatoes.
  5. Tuscan – Hand carved roasted turkey with melty pepper jack cheese, fresh tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, mixed field greens, bacon, cilantro, chipotle mayonnaise and avocado.
  6. Chicken Bacon Smokecheesy – Oven roasted chicken breast, sliced thin and piled high on our Fresh-from-Scratch® Sourdough Bun. Toasted to perfection and topped with melted smoked cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
  7. Beef Bacon Smokecheesy – Our toasted, Fresh-from-scratch® Sourdough bun is piled high with shaved Angus Roast Beef, melted Smoked Cheddar Cheese, crisp bacon, and mild Chipotle mayonnaise.

“We know our guests are adventurous eaters who constantly seek out fresh new flavors to liven up mealtime, and we can’t wait for them to try these new hand-crafted sandwiches we’ve cooked up,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “Our Specialty Sandwiches offer such diverse flavor profiles and unique ingredient combinations that we’re certain Schlotzsky’s lovers will agree that these new additions please all tastes and preferences.”

The launch of the new sandwiches also marks a continuation of Schlotzsky’s partnership with Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, which was initiated last year with the addition of the Pretzel Dippers Limited Time Offer at Schlotzsky’s. Two of the new Specialty Sandwiches, Ultimate Grilled Cheese and French Dip, are served on an Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel Roll.

SCH_41280_Specialty Sandwich Cover Photos_1500x500For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.