Lotz of Difference
Why Schlotzsky's®? Why Now?
Lotz has changed since Schlotzsky's was founded in 1971 in a small, hole-in-the-wall shop on South Congress in Austin, TX. Founded on the basis of a single, eight inch, round sandwich called simply, The Original®, Schlotzsky's quickly became an innovator in the fast casual restaurant category by offering customers a fun, unique, quirky restaurant setting, affordable meals and great food, and we created a passionate customer following throughout the United States and internationally.
What's Lotz Better® today? As we've grown, our customers' tastes have evolved and so has our menu. The Original® sandwich is still the foundation of our bakery café franchise, but customers also choose from a variety of other fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas and wraps. Even with expanded offerings and hundreds of bakery café franchises, our tastes remain true – and we make it Lotz Better every day. We only use the highest quality ingredients to make the world's best sandwiches.
Far surpassing any typical sandwich franchise, Schlotzsky's unique, delicious products, modern restaurant design, superior franchise support and committed owners make a Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise the perfect business opportunity for those who want to take control of their financial future. A subsidiary of FOCUS Brands, the owner, operator and franchisor of more than 3,300 restaurants, bakeries and cafés worldwide, Schlotzsky's has more than 350 locations in 37 states and five foreign countries and is seeking franchisees to continue restaurant franchise expansion. If that's not Lotz Better than our competition, we don't know what is!
There has never been a better time to take the opportunity to own the most fun, unique and quirky brand in restaurant franchising - Lotz Better Culture, Lotz Better Business Model, Lotz Better Marketing and Positioning, Lotz Better Re-image and Lotz Better Growth.
Lotz Better Business Model
As a potential franchisee, you have many business aspects to consider when opening a quick service restaurant. Schlotzsky's offers incredible benefits to their franchisees. Check them out:
- Multi-unit development opportunities in established markets
- Franchise-focused ownership with corporate-owned locations in several markets
- New Lotz Better restaurant design for all new and existing conversion restaurant locations
- National and local restaurant marketing support programs
- Marketing support for the National Catering Program
- Website with searchable, local micro-site pages for each restaurant
- FOCUS Brands annual convention
- Dedicated, knowledgeable Franchise Business and Marketing teams with consistent contacts throughout the year
- Co-branding with Cinnabon® and Carvel® Express
- Training for new bakery café franchise openings, LTO promotions, franchise communications and PR support
Co-branding With Cinnabon and Carvel
By now you're probably thinking it can't get much better than this, but it can! Schlotzsky's, the only national sandwich chain to bake bread fresh-from-scratch® every day in each restaurant, also offers co-branding opportunities with Cinnabon Express and Carvel Express. Schlotzsky's, Cinnabon and Carvel complement each other naturally and draw guests into the bakery café franchise.
- All concepts have a loyal, cult-like following and provide strong guest satisfaction.
- Cinnabon and Carvel Express stores drive additional traffic, sales and profitability to complement the Schlotzsky's quick service restaurant business model and add value to the overall business portfolio.
- Extreme efficiencies are offered with all brands under one roof, specifically minimal labor and facility costs, in addition to an economical startup cost when combined with Schlotzsky's.
- The Cinnabon Express menu features Classic Rolls®, Caramel Pecanbons® and occasional limited time offers. Cinnabon is baked throughout the day, all day, in each bakery café franchise.
- Carvel offers a premium, highly regarded ice cream product. The Carvel Express menu features premium soft serve ice cream served in a cup or cone format with additional offering of milk shakes, amplifying the traditional drink offering.
- Primary Schlotzsky's development for future locations will feature Cinnabon and Carvel.
Take the next step today and learn more about becoming part of the distinctive Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise family!