Fazoli's grows its Florida footprint with Tampa restaurant

The Italian chain has signed a franchise agreement for its second Sunshine State location.

click to enlarge A Fazoli's location in Georgia, whose design will be implemented at the new Tampa restaurant. - Fazoli's
A Fazoli's location in Georgia, whose design will be implemented at the new Tampa restaurant.

A second Florida restaurant for Fazoli's is set to open in the Tampa metro area. On Thursday, the fast-casual Italian chain announced that it signed a single-unit franchise agreement with S.C.S. Hospitality Group to develop the new location.

Kentucky-based Fazoli's, which has more than 200 restaurants and 34-plus franchises in progress around the country, opened its first Sunshine State location in Pensacola. It's menu includes build-your-own pasta dishes, salads, subs, pizza and family-style meals.

According to a news release, S.C.S. Hospitality Group's Terri Suttle, Livingston Chatman and Patrick Smith have 10 years of owner-operator experience in the QSR industry.

"Fazoli's is one of the most sought-after, well-performing franchises available today," Chatman said. "We are very impressed with the controls the company has in place to ensure franchisee success and the level of support they offer. In addition to that solid infrastructure, the food is delicious, the presentation is phenomenal and the attention to detail is like none other."

It's too early to know where the chain's Tampa restaurant is going as of yet. But more restaurant redesigns and customizable menu items are among its 2017 plans.

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