September 14, 2010 – Schlotzsky’s has signed an agreement with a local franchisee to open six new restaurants in the Houston market.
Franchisee Terry Lassinger is planning to break ground on the first restaurant in Montgomery County next year.
The new restaurants are being built with Schlotzsky’s rebranding efforts in mind, including a new design, a co-branding deal with Cinnabon and a new service model where workers deliver food to the tables rather than have customers pick it up themselves.
Lassinger is among several multi-unit deals recently signed by Schlotzsky’s since introducing its new prototype.
The Austin-born sandwich chain plans to have between 600 and 700 locations by 2015. It currently has more than 350 locations worldwide including locations in Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Jordan and Kuwait.
The chain plans to aggressively target markets in Texas as well as untapped markets across the country such as Kansas City, St. Louis, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Florida for more multi-unit developers.
Source: Houston Business Journal