Schlotzsky’s, Randy Rogers step up to help Cleburne

By Matt Smith

Inspired by Friday’s concert bringing the Randy Rogers Band and friends to town, the Cleburne Schlotzsky’s location, 1216 W. Henderson St., will donate 20 percent of their sales from 2-10 p.m. that same day to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund.

“I told our area manager about the concert and he said, ‘Why don’t we do a fundraiser the same day?’” Cleburne Schlotzsky’s Manager Carol George said. “We donated box lunches after the tornadoes and this provides another way for Schlotzsky’s to better support and be involved in the Cleburne community.”

George said she’s excited about and looking forward to Friday’s concert and added that she thinks it’s a natural fit for Schlotzsky’s to join in and help.

“We’re going to have the musicians coming in and a lot of people from out of town on Friday,” George said. “People here out and about that day so we just want to let everybody know they can stop by, get something to eat and know they’re helping the Cleburne effort, too.”

Concert organizers on Monday said they were thrilled to learn that Schlotzsky’s plans to help out with the effort adding that they plan to stop by the restaurant and fill up on sandwiches.

Rogers, a Cleburne native, organized the concert shortly after tornadoes blew through Cleburne and surrounding areas on May 15. Although the tornadoes resulted in no deaths or serious injuries, they generated major damage throughout neighborhoods in southwest Cleburne and those west of Lake Pat Cleburne. The storms destroyed several homes and several residents remain relocated for the time being while their homes are repaired.

Rogers recently returned home to tour tornado hit areas and characterized the damage as worse than he imagined.

Rogers called upon fellow country musicians Steve Helms, the Amos Moses Band and Sonny Burgess to fill out the benefit show’s lineup.

Money raised by the concert and Schlotzsky’s will go into a relief fund established by the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Donations to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund may be made at any Pinnacle Bank location.

The chamber will continue taking applications for tornado victims through Aug. 15. For information, call 817-645-2455.

Source: Cleburne Times-Review

For concert info visit Concert for Cleburne on Facebook.

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon-Carvel opens in Lake Worth, TX



Join us on Thursday, June 27 for the grand opening celebration of the new Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon-Carvel in Lake Worth, TX. Doors open at 10am and the first 100 people to purchase a Cinnabon 6-Pack will get free Schlotzsky’s for a year! We’ll have a prize wheel, goodies and lots of fun for the day!

3530 NW Center Drive, Fort Worth, TX

(817) 882-6885

*One small The Original sandwich per week at this location for 52 consecutive weeks commencing on June 27, 2013 and expiring on June 27, 2014. Only valid for persons 18 years or older. Offer valid only at the Lake Worth Schlotzsky’s. 

Schlotzsky’s/Cinnabon Grand Opening in Coppell, TX

Schlotzsky’s will kick-off its grand opening celebration with a Chamber ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m. on September 2. Festivities continue throughout the day with games and prizes, free whiz rings and an appearance from Schlotzsky’s very own Bobby Bun. Plus, all weekend, guests have the opportunity to win free Schlotzsky’s for a year!

The Coppell Schlotzsky’s, located at 135 S. Denton Tap Road, is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additionally, catering is also available by calling the Coppell location at (972) 393-3233.

SMU swimmers make a splash at new Schlotzsky’s

By Kirk Dooley
Earlier this summer the grand opening of the new Schlotzsky’s in Preston Center seemed more like a college pep rally than a restaurant premiere. The atmosphere was “campus hangout” although there was no campus.
The official greeter was Billy Bob Harris, who let his legendary personality set an upbeat tone for every person who walked in the door. Then all heads bowed and Monsignor Don Zimmerman  blessed the restaurant and everyone in it. Sandwiches were sampled, drinks flowed and congratulations rained down on Fernando and Adriana Lara, the University Park couple who opened the new eatery just west of Snuffer’s.
But why did the place feel like a college hangout?
The answer lies in the popularity of the Lara children – Pia, Fernando, Pablo and Sofia. Each had a group of friends at the grand opening. Pia, who just graduated from Southern Methodist University, was an SMU swim captain and is now the manager of the new Schlotzsky’s. Fernando (a junior) and Pablo (a freshman) are both on the Mustang swim team. Both boys were Highland Park swim team captains and Fernando was a high school all-American. Youngest sister Sofia is a 6th grader at McCulloch Intermediate School and she swims for the Dallas  Mustangs club team, as did all of her older siblings.
This is Fernando and Adriana’s seventh Schlotzsky’s franchise. Their first six are in Carrollton, Farmer’s  Branch, Addison and Richardson. All have been hangouts for the SMU swim team, but this one is different because it is much closer to campus. The swimmers like to play soccer on Fridays then head over to the Preston Center Schlotzsky’s afterwards. “They all feel at home here,” said Pablo.
Pia is the new manager. She is learning from her parents and oversees her brothers, who both work part-time.
“It’s nice working with family members because you can trust them,” said Pia. “And I like being the manager because you get to see the whole picture. And it’s nice when sales go up.”
The family moved from Mexico to Dallas in 2006. The four Lara children quickly made friends while the parents quickly opened Schlotzsky’s franchises. Swimming continued to be a family tradition. Pablo, who recently graduated from HPHS, was voted the school’s Hi-Lite King by the all-girl Hi-Lite Club.
“We are already busy during lunch,” said Pia, “and we just started offering breakfast, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Family dinners are picking up because we offer our oven-toasted sandwiches, pizza, soups, salads, wraps and desserts.
We serve breakfast all day long. And we have a nice group of families on Sundays after church.”
Schlotzsky’s began in Austin in 1971. It grew to 759 locations in 2011 and has recently been undergoing a systemwide reimaging and remodeling with its “Lotz Better” look.
With several thousand people working in the PReston Center office buildings, the new $1.99 breakfast Schlotz-ka-dillas and addictive Cinnabons will be a big hit. The free wireless internet already is.
If you go to the Preston Center Schlotzsky’s and don’t know what to order, just look for any SMU swimmers in the place and order whatever they  have. Tell them you’re a “friend of the Lara’s” and they’ll treat you like family.

Get The Original for just $1.99 in Dallas-Fort Worth on Wednesday, July 20

We have 53 newly remodeled restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we want to show them off! Come visit any of our DFW-area restaurants tomorrow, July 20, and treat yourself to a small The Original sandwich for just $1.99! You’ll love our new Lotz Better look and feel, not to mention the 27 restaurants that have added Cinnabon! Come enjoy a sandwich and enter to win free Schlotzsky’s for a year! More than 50 people will win the prize.

Click here to find the Schlotzsky’s location near you. See you tomorrow! 

Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon opens today in Dallas at Preston Center

Come join us today for the Grand Opening of the new Schlotzsky’s-Cinnabon in Dallas at Preston Center at 6125 Berkshire Drive. We’ll have free food from the menu from 7pm-9pm tonight only! Swing by and check out our new Hot Hitz sandwiches – the Albuquerque Turkey, Windy City Pastrami and Buffalo Chicken – try a pizza or a salad, or treat yourself to an ooey, gooey Cinnabon.

*Free food available TODAY from 7pm-9pm at this location ONLY

Free Samples & Events at Schlotzsky’s Grand Opening

If you’re anywhere near Euless, stop by the newest Schlotzsky’s location at 2830 State Highway 121 anytime this weekend. They’re celebrating they’re opening with three days of fun events and food. Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, April 1 – Opening at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting; enjoy free samples of sandwiches and Cinnabon rolls all day.

Saturday, April 2  and Sunday, April 3 – Family-friendly event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Activities include a bounce house and exciting games such as toss the football and a spin wheel in which guests can win prizes.

If you  haven’t already, make sure to join the Bun & Fun eClub to receive notices of specials and coupons.

Source: Fort Worth on the Cheap