Schlotzsky’s is back in Tuscaloosa, with Cinnabon & Carvel

We are back, Tuscaloosa! After 19 long months Schlotzsky’s is happy to be back in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Come celebrate the grand re-opening of our newest Schlotzsky’s Cinnabon-Carvel location on Wednesday, November 28 at 405 15th St. East! As part of the celebration, Schlotzsky’s will reward the first 100 customers who purchase a CinnaPack™ of six Cinnabon Classic rolls at the new Tuscaloosa location, with free Schlotzsky’s for a year, which includes one free small sandwich or 8-inch pizza a week for a year. In addition, fans will have the chance win prizes and enjoy the Chamber ribbon cutting at 3pm.

Doors open at 10am on Wednesday, November 28

Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 3pm

*One small sandwich or 8-inch pizza per week at this location for 52 consecutive weeks commencing on November 28, 2012 and expiring on November 28, 2013. Only valid for persons 18 years or older. Offer valid only at the Tuscaloosa Schlotzsky’s.

© 2012 Schlotzsky’s Franchise LLC. All rights reserved

Schlotzsky’s Restaurant Pays Employees for Volunteering

Employees of the destroyed Tuscaloosa restaurant served food to Red Cross clients

By: Latasha J. Lewis

When the April 27 storm went through Tuscaloosa, Ala., it destroyed many businesses. Because of this, many people lost their jobs and had to relocate to provide for their families. Some businesses sent their employees to work in other cities, but not Schlotzsky’s, a sandwich deli that was located on 15th Street, right in the path of the EF4 tornado.

George Schaefer, vice president of Restaurant Operations, came up with the idea of paying Schlotzsky’s employees to volunteer with the disaster relief effort. This way the Schlotzsky’s company could help its employees and the city of Tuscaloosa at the same time.

Angela Bowles, the general manager at Schlotzsky’s, took on the responsibility of organizing work schedules for the employees and finding places for the employees to volunteer.

“Anywhere we are needed, we will go,” said Bowles. “If anyone needs us, just let us know!”

On June 9, Bowles led her employees to the Belk Activity Center, a Red Cross shelter for tornado victims, where they assisted the Red Cross by serving lunch to tornado victims and other volunteers. The Schlotzsky’s employees jumped right in expecting nothing more than an adrenalin rush and a speck of normality.

“This was the first time since the storm that we felt like we were at work [Schlotzsky’s],” said Bowles. “It was just like being in the restaurant.”

Before helping the Red Cross at the Belk Center, Schlotzsky’s employees volunteered with Temporary Emergency Services by sorting donated goods. The Schlotzsky’s employees appreciate the opportunities they have been given and take pride in saying that they work for such a compassionate company.

Since the storm, a typical day of a Schlotzsky’s employee starts around 9 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. The work force is made up of 15 Schlotzsky’s employees ranging in age from 19 to 46. The employees are paid the same salary they were given while working at Schlotzsky’s for the hours they volunteer.

Thanks to Schlotzsky’s for helping the Red Cross and the people of Tuscaloosa!

Source: American Red Cross of West Alabama

Carvel to Give Away FREE Ice Cream September 23rd!

Come by any time on Thursday for a Junior cup or cone of soft-serve ice cream

AUSTIN, TEXAS  – Schlotzsky’s-Carvel cobrand locations are celebrating you – our wonderful fans – with FREE ice cream September 23rd!  Come celebrate fall with a Junior cup or cone of our delicious soft-serve ice cream at no charge.  Consider it a scoop of thanks for your year-round support!

EVENT: FREE Junior cup or cone of soft-serve ice cream*

DATE: All day, Thursday, September 23

LOCATIONS: Schlotzsky’s – Carvel cobrand locations in the following cities-

Athens, GA;  Atlanta, GA;  Austin, TX;  Brea, CA;  Cedar Park, TX;  Fort Worth, TX;   Granbury, TX;  Lexington, SC;  Mesa, AZ;  San Antonio, TX;  Tulsa, OK;  Tuscaloosa, AL

*Free Junior cup or cone is 3 oz. size. Not valid with any other offer. Offer good  only on September 23, 2010 at participating Schlotzsky’s-Carvel cobrand locations.