Schlotzsky’s Inks Franchise Agreement for 55 New Restaurants Throughout Seven Former Soviet Countries

Schlotzsky’s®, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, recently signed a franchise agreement for 55 restaurants throughout seven of the former Soviet countries, including Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

The master franchise agreement was awarded to Moscow-based entrepreneur Mehmet Akpinar, who plans to open the first restaurant in Moscow. The remaining locations are expected to open over the next 10 years.

“This is a time-tested brand that has the ability to bring people together, from all walks, in their love for Schlotzsky’s sandwiches,” said Akpinar, who currently owns Pegas Touristik, a large tour operator which services Moscow and Antalya, as well as the newly formed Golden International Management Services Ltd. “After looking at the international success of Focus Brands’ restaurants and the available market share for a restaurant like Schlotzsky’s in these countries, it seemed like a natural fit for us. I’m thrilled to open the first location.”

Mike Shattuck, President of Focus Brands International, said this was one of the more significant deals the company has ever signed.

“This is a huge deal for us – we love expanding the Schlotzsky’s brand with entrepreneurs like Mehmet, who understand the complexities, challenges, and rewards of operating a company within their respective country,” he said.

As with domestic growth, further international expansion remains a focal point for Schlotzsky’s in 2013 and beyond. Company plans call for over 30 locations in the next five years.

International Schlotzsky’s franchise locations can currently be found in Azerbaijan, Turkey, and South Africa.

Schlotzsky’s offers more than 15 different sandwiches on its famous unique round freshly-baked buns, as well as gourmet pizzas made with Fresh-from-Scratch crusts, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, and a variety of soups.

Source: Restaurant News

Schlotzsky’s® Unveils First-Ever Chipotle Honey Sandwiches

The new mouth-watering sandwich trio will be layered with the hot and sweet honey chipotle sauce

Schlotzsky’s® falls into autumn with the announcement of a completely new line of limited-time-only Chipotle Honey Sandwiches. From now until November 25, the home of The Original® round-toasted sandwich will feature three new, signature Chipotle Honey Sandwiches – the Turkey and Bacon Chipotle Honey, the Roast Beef and Bacon Chipotle Honey, and the Chicken and Bacon Chipotle Honey.

“We have been looking to bring something hot and sweet to our customers and this trio of delicious sandwiches is the perfect menu option,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “When the chipotle honey tops our high-quality meats and cheese, it creates an irresistible taste. We look forward to hearing our customers’ feedback.”

The three new, signature sandwiches include:

Turkey & Bacon Chipotle Honey 

Smoked turkey breast and crispy bacon with smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato with chipotle mayonnaise and hot and sweet honey chipotle sauce on a toasted Sourdough bun;

Roast Beef & Bacon Chipotle Honey

Tender slices of Angus roast beef and crispy bacon with smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato with chipotle mayonnaise and hot and sweet honey chipotle sauce on a toasted Sourdough bun; and

Chicken & Bacon Chipotle Honey

Tender, shaved chicken and crispy bacon with smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato with chipotle mayonnaise and hot and sweet honey chipotle sauce on a toasted Sourdough bun.

Schlotzsky’s restaurants offer guests more than 15 different sandwiches on its famous, unique and round freshly-baked buns, as well as gourmet pizzas made with Fresh-from-Scratch® crusts, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, and a variety of soups and delectable desserts.

For more information or to find the nearest location, visit www.Schlotzskys.com.

Schlotzsky’s unveils first-ever Hand-Carved Sandwiches

The New Mouth-Watering Sandwich Trio will Consist of Meats Hand Carved in the Restaurant

Schlotzsky’s® transitions to the spring season with the announcement of a completely new line of Hand-Carved Sandwiches. From now until May 27, the home of The Original® round toasted sandwich will feature three new, limited-time-only signature Hand-Carved Sandwiches – the Roasted Turkey with Avocado & Harvati Cheese, the Hickory Smoked Ham with Bacon, Harvati Chesse & Honey Dijon, and the Braised Beef with Mushrooms & Fire-Roasted Vegetables.

“We have been looking to get into hand-carved meats for quite sometime and it was important that we got it right. This trio of delicious sandwiches is the culmination of extensive research and development,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “Authenticity is huge for us; all of the meats on these sandwiches are hand carved, fresh in the restaurant to provide thick, irregular cuts.”

The three new, signature sandwiches include:

 Roasted Turkey with Avocado & Havarti Cheese: Thick slices of hand-carved roasted turkey breast, tomato, bibb lettuce, avocado slices and shredded havarti cheese with mayonnaise served on Schlotzsky’s signature toasted sourdough bun.

 

 

Hickory Smoked Ham with Bacon, Havarti Cheese & Honey Dijon: Slices of hand-carved hickory smoked ham, applewood bacon, hearts of romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion and shredded havarti cheese with honey Dijon mustard served on Schlotzsky’s signature toasted sourdough bun.

 

 

 

Braised Beef with Mushrooms & Fire-Roasted Vegetables: Hearty slices of hand-carved braised beef, portobello mushrooms, fire-roasted vegetables and both swiss and mozzarella cheese with   chipotle mayonnaise served on Schlotzsky’s toasted signature sourdough bun.

Schlotzsky’s Bacon Smoke Cheezy Three-zy Promo is Back for an Encore


The triple threat of the Bacon Smoke Cheezy Three-zy sandwiches were such a big hit during their debut, Schlotzsky’s is bringing them back for an encore performance. The Chicken & Bacon Smoke Cheezy, Turkey & Bacon Smoke Cheezy and Ribeye Steak & Bacon Smoke Cheezy will be around from now through May 29, so getting your fill of these sandwiches is easy as one-zy, two-zy, three-zy!

Chicken & Bacon Smoke Cheezy

First up is a medley of shaved chicken breast, smoked cheddar cheese, crispy bacon strips, and fresh lettuce, tomatoes and red onions, blended with tangy chipotle mayonnaise and served on Schlotzsky’s signature Fresh-from-Scratch® sourdough bun.

 

 

Turkey & Bacon Smoke Cheezy

The next sandwich on stage features moist smoked turkey breast, smoked cheddar cheese, crispy bacon strips and fresh lettuce, tomatoes and red onions, topped off with tangy chipotle mayonnaise and served on a toasted sourdough bun.

 

Ribeye Steak & Bacon Smoke Cheezy

The final act is loaded with tender strips of Angus ribeye steak, smoked cheddar cheese and crispy bacon strips, finished with tangy chipotle mayonnaise and roasted red bell peppers, all nestled between two famous toasted sourdough buns.

“This trio of sandwiches was so popular in 2009, and our guests enjoyed it so much, we decided to bring it back for a second time,” said Kelly Roddy, Schlotzsky’s president. “With three different meat options combined with tasty bacon and lots of cheese, there’s sure to be a sandwich in this promo for just about everyone.”