Schlotzsky's Seeking C-Stores for Expansion

Sandwich chain offering co-branding deal with Cinnabon


ATLANTA -- Schlotzsky's said it is now providing unit investment opportunities through its expansion into convenience stores.

To date, the sandwich chain has opened five locations in Florida, Texas, California and Oklahoma with plans to expand into additional markets nationwide.

According to its standard franchise agreement, there is a three-restaurant minimum commitment. This c-store avenue allows investors and franchisees an opportunity to get into Schlotzsky's with a lower investment threshold.

Also, this opportunity to get involved with Schlotzsky's involves a co-branded deal with Cinnabon, the company said.

Since 1971, Schlotzsky's has been the home of The Original toasted sandwich. The menu has evolved to include sandwiches, pizzas, salads and soups. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky's is owned by Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,900 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 61 other countries under the brand names Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky's, Moe's Southwest Grill and Auntie Anne's locations and Seattle's Best Coffee on military bases and in international markets.