Schlotzsky’s® Opens New Location in Jacksonville, Texas

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JACKSONVILLE, Texas (January 21, 2015)Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, is opening their newest location on Thursday, January 21, at 1664 South Jackson Street, Jacksonville, Texas 75766. This new location will be one of the first Schlotzsky’s to have wireless charging stations for guests, an offering that the brand will now roll out in all new and remodeled restaurants across the country. With this offering, Schlotzsky’s will be the first fast casual restaurant chain to introduce wireless charging stations at the national system-wide level.

The Jacksonville Schlotzsky’s will kick off its grand opening at 9 a.m., with a day of fun-filled events including a prize wheel, giveaways and more. Schlotzsky’s will reward the first 100 guests who purchase a CinnaPack® take-home pack of six Cinnabon® Classic rolls with one free small sandwich every week for a year. Plus, guests who download the Lotz4Me™ rewards app on their smartphone can receive a free small sandwich with the purchase of chips or medium drink. Additionally, there will be a ribbon cutting for the new location with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, the day before the grand opening.

The Jacksonville location is owned and operated by Bob and Stacy Hurst, who also own a Schlotzsky’s in Athens, Texas. The Hursts plan to open four additional locations in East Texas in the future.

“Schlotzsky’s already has an incredibly loyal following in Texas and we look forward to bringing our quality, handcrafted food and spirit of originality to Jacksonville,” said Hurst. “We are equally thrilled about being one of the first to offer the new Juice Bar so our guests can wirelessly recharge their mobile devices while they refuel on one of our signature sandwiches, pizzas, flatbreads, salads or more.”

The new wireless charging stations, officially called “Juice Bars,” will consist of a colorful stool-height table where charging stations will be embedded, along with stools for guests to relax while they recharge. Guests who have devices (including phones, tablets and laptops) equipped with wireless charging capabilities will be able to simply lay them on top of the table to charge their batteries. For guests whose devices don’t have this technology, each location will also offer adaptors that guests can plug into their device to allow them to charge wirelessly. The stations will have cords for traditional charging as well. The Juice Bars will be included in all new Schlotzsky’s locations following the Jacksonville opening, as well as added to all existing locations that undergo a renovation.

Schlotzsky’s offers more than 15 different signature sandwiches served on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch oven-baked sourdough buns, as well as gourmet pizzas built upon its unique sourdough crust, artisan flatbreads, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts, including a Cinnabon Express bakery where guests can enjoy a number of warm, homemade treats, including the Cinnabon Classic Roll, and CinnaPack take-home packs. From lunch boxes to party trays, catering options are available for meetings, community events, family gatherings and more – all prepared with your Schlotzsky’s favorites.

The new Jacksonville restaurant’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week long. To reach the restaurant, call 903-339-3090.

Dripping Springs, Texas Gets Lotz Better® with Schlotzsky’s® Bakery-Cafe

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (Nov. 5, 2015)Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announces the opening of its newest Lotz Better® location at 1025 Cannon Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620.

The Dripping Springs, Texas Schlotzsky’s will kick-off its grand opening at 9 a.m. with a day of fun-filled events including a prize wheel, giveaways and more. Plus, Schlotzsky’s will reward the first 100 guests who purchase a CinnaPack® of six Cinnabon® Classic rolls with one free small sandwich every week for a year. Additionally, guests who download the new Lotz4Me™ app on their smartphone and scan their receipt can spin the prize wheel to win an array of free prizes.

The new Dripping Springs, Texas Schlotzsky’s will be the 20th restaurant owned by Cary and Jackie Albert. Though most of their restaurants are in the Dallas area, they are looking forward to expanding in Central Texas.

“We are very proud to expand in Austin with our Schlotzsky’s franchises, and we’re really excited to bring our addictive recipes, upbeat surroundings and funny sayings to the Dripping Springs community, as well,” Owner Cary Albert said. “It’s hard not to smile when you walk into our bright new restaurant, smell the bread baking and see how much fun we have with ‘bun humor.’ The Hill Country area west of Austin is in for a real treat.”

Built with Schlotzsky’s rebranding efforts in mind, the restaurant includes a co-branding deal with Cinnabon. In addition, 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 offers more than 15 different signature sandwiches served on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch oven-baked sourdough buns, as well as gourmet pizzas built upon its unique sourdough crust, artisan flatbreads, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts, including a Cinnabon Express bakery where guests can enjoy a number of warm, homemade treats, including the Cinnabon Classic Roll and CinnaPacks. From lunch boxes to party trays, catering options are available for meetings, community events, family gatherings and more – all prepared with your Schlotzsky’s favorites.

The new restaurant’s hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week long. To reach the restaurant, call (512) 894-2043.

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, fresh 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, healthful, and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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 and Auntie Anne’s Partner This Fall to Create Savory Pretzel Dipper Sandwiches with Signature Sauces

ATLANTA (September 24, 2015) – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, has partnered with Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, to create four limited-time only sandwiches on fresh-baked Soft Pretzel Rolls paired with signature sauces – aptly named, Pretzel Dippers.

This first-time partnership with Auntie Anne’s combines the best of both brands for hot, fall sandwiches crafted to perfection in four distinct offerings that are sure to appeal to everyone’s senses. Pretzel Dippers, available at all Schlotzsky’s restaurants from September 28 to December 27, feature Schlotzsky’s fresh meats, cheeses and other ingredients atop Auntie Anne’s pretzel buns, served alongside signature dipping sauces.

The four signature Pretzel Dippers include:

  • The Beef Chief – 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 French Onion au jus dipping sauce.
  • The Hogfather – Sweet Italian Sausage, Piquant Pepperoni, Cotto and Genoa Salami topped with melted Muenster, Swiss and Provolone cheeses – served oven-baked on a Soft Pretzel Roll with Bold Marinara dipping sauce.
  • The Big Cheese – Four Cheeses – melted Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone and Swiss – layered with crisp, smoked bacon strips and vine-ripe tomatoes – served oven-baked on a Soft Pretzel Roll with Tomato-Basil dipping sauce.
  • The Ham Dunk – Shaved Black Forest Ham topped with melted Muenster, Provolone and Swiss cheeses – served oven-baked on a Soft Pretzel Roll with Brewhaus Cheese dipping sauce.

“We are excited to debut the signature Pretzel Dippers this month, and know both our guests and Auntie Anne’s customers will be eager to try all four sandwiches and sauces, too,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “This limited-time offer is sure to deliver a savory treat perfect for everyone’s next visit to their local Schlotzsky’s restaurant.”

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 in 35 states, 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. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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 Teams with JDRF for Annual Step Up! National Fundraising Campaign

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 14, 2015) – Schlotzsky’s®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich, has again launched a month-long charity drive with JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and will reward guests who give back with discounts on Schlotzsky’s food.

Step Up! For JDRF

The third annual Schlotzsky’s Step Up! Campaign features a “Give $1, Get $1” system-wide promotion, which offers guests a coupon for $1 off their next Schlotzsky’s purchase for every $1 they donate to JDRF now through September 27. New this year, guests can also increase their contributions with the “Give $5, Get Lotz More” promotion, which gives them a Lotz More coupon card with more than $15 in value for every $5 they donate to JDRF.

Schlotzsky’s aims to raise $300,000 this for year for JDRF, their national cause partner since 2012.  In just three years, Schlotzsky’s has raised more than $500,000 in support and overall donations to JDRF through the annual Step Up! Campaign, local walks and other events.

“September is always a big month for us because we’re able not only to support our national cause, but also to reward our guests who give so generously,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “JDRF is a cause we’re passionate about and we’re excited to raise even more funds this year to support type 1 diabetes research and the people living with the disease.”

Each year, more than 40,000 people are estimated to be diagnosed with (T1D). JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of (T1D) research, having invested nearly $2 billion in research over the past 45 years.  The organization currently sponsors $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.

“We are grateful to Schlotzsky’s for their continued support of our work to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a cure,” said Margo K. Lucero, vice president of corporate for JDRF. “Every dollar raised by Schlotzsky’s employees and guests helps fund the research that will help people living with the disease live healthier and longer lives.”

Pick2 is For You!

Guests can redeem the coupons earned from donating to JDRF for any entrée, including more than 1,600 Pick2 is for You! combinations available under $8. Pick2 is For You is a great value option that is featured through the month of September and available year-round. It offers the choice of any two of the following: half medium oven-baked sandwich, half gourmet pizza, half Artisan flatbread, half fresh-tossed salad or bowl of signature soup.

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. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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 Is Now On Demand

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No need to get up, couch potatoes, because Carvel’s got a delivery app that going to bring Cookie Puss right to your door.
Focus Brands is rolling out the service for all its brands next week, including Carvel, Cinnabon, Auntie Annie’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s.

Focus promised to deliver in less than one hour, thanks to its partnership with Postmates, an app and web platform.
There is no minimum purchase. You can order a single Cinnabon if you want. But the typical Postmates fees apply, which start at $5 and can go higher depending on how far the Cinnabon travels and whether surge-like fees are in effect.
This is a high-tech departure for an 80-year-old company like Carvel, which is famous for its low-tech commercials advertising ice cream cakes like Fudgie the Whale, Cookie Puss and the Irish-themed Cookie O’ Puss.
Focus said the delivery service applies to 34 locations in Atlanta, where it’s headquartered, New York City, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
Focus Brands said the delivery service is a “convenient opportunity for fans to savor the products they crave, like a Cinnabon Classic Roll, a Texas sized spud from McAlister’s or even an ice cream cake or a sundae from Carvel.”
Related: Cleveland Clinic kicks out McDonald’s
Delivery is all the rage for food companies that have traditionally relied on walk-in customers.
Taco Bell, owned by Yum! Brands (YUM), launched a delivery service last month, partnering with a startup called DoorDash, in California and Dallas. Chipolte and McDonald’s (MCD) started experimenting with delivery in New York City this year in conjunction with PostMates. Starbucks (SBUX) is testing a delivery service and Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) is planning one as well.
Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) started one-hour food delivery in May in Manhattan, partnering with D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery.

Schlotzsky’s Names Monte Jump Vice President of Global Marketing

ATLANTA – August 10, 2015 – Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, announced today that Monte Jump has been named Vice President of Global Marketing for the Lotz Better® fast-casual restaurant chain.

“Monte is a passionate and disciplined marketer whose broad consumer package goods and restaurant experience along with his innovative and results-driven marketing approach make him an ideal candidate for this position,” said FOCUS Brands Restaurant Group SVP of Marketing, Paul Macaluso. “We will look to his vast marketing experience to help grow sales and develop Schlotzsky’s into a global, multi-channel food service brand.”

Monte joins Schlotzsky’s with more than 25 years of experience in various marketing roles. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Back Yard Burgers® in Nashville, Tenn. and concurrently led the company’s operations and marketing strategies. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Captain D’s®, where he was responsible for leading marketing activities including advertising, consumer research, PR, promotions, media planning, local marketing, and social media. His extensive background in marketing includes roles with Buffets, Inc., Carrabba’s Italian Grill®, Golden Corral®, T.G.I. Friday’s®, and more than a decade with PepsiCo.

Monte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.

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 in 35 states, 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. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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 Revamps Kidz Menu in Time for Summer Vacation, Joins Kids LiveWell Program

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Now that summer vacation is in full-swing, Schlotzsky’s is making it easier for families to find healthful dining choices through its newly announced participation in the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program.

“Schlotzsky’s is committed to providing a ‘Lotz Better’ experience for the whole family”

As part of receiving verification from Kids LiveWell, Schlotzsky’s revamped its Kidz Menu to comply with the program’s specific nutritional guidelines, which are based on leading health organizations’ scientific recommendations, including the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

The new Schlotzsky’s Kids LiveWell-approved meals include:

  • Chicken Sandwich – Hand-carved grilled chicken breast, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.
  • Ham Sandwich – Lean smoked ham, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.
  • Turkey Sandwich – Smoked turkey breast, lettuce and tomato served on Schlotzsky’s signature oven-baked Sourdough bun.

All Schlotzsky’s Kids LiveWell menu items are designated by an apple icon on the menu board with nutritional information clearly displayed. The meals are served with apple slices, 1% milk and the sandwiches are made without cheese and include smaller oven-baked sourdough buns. 100% juice boxes can be substituted for milk with the Chicken and Turkey Kidz Menu options and still maintain their Kids LiveWell approval.

“Schlotzsky’s is committed to providing a ‘Lotz Better’ experience for the whole family,” said Schlotzsky’s President Kelly Roddy. “‘Kidfluence plays a large role in determining where families dine out, especially during the summer months when they are out of school. Now with Schlotzsky’s revamped Kidz Menu, parents can be assured their kids have options for nutritious meals that meet the National Restaurant Association’s dietary guidelines. Our goal is for Schlotzsky’s to be ‘Kid Requested – Mom Approved’.”

Kids LiveWell is a voluntary program that recognizes restaurants that are committed to offering healthful meal options for children. The National Restaurant Association launched the program in collaboration with Healthy Dining Finder to help families make healthful dining decisions. Since its inception in 2011, the program is now backed by over 150 restaurant brands, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.Schlotzsky’s.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. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 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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