Fazoli’s Promotes Key Leaders to Best-in-Class Team

Two dynamic team members reach new milestones at the country’s largest Italian QSR brand

Lexington, Kentucky (RestaurantNews.com) Fazoli’s today announced the promotions of two key executives from its leadership team – Vice President of Corporate Operations and Training, Tim Kimmel, and Vice President of Franchise Operations and Development, Wayne Wright .

“We are proud and thrilled that Tim and Wayne are reaching these final milestones in their Fazoli’s career,” said Fazoli President Doug Bostick. “Together, they bring more than 55 years of experience to our best-in-class leadership team, and there’s no doubt that our entire business is better off because of each of them. We saw firsthand their integrity, their passion for Fazoli and their will to succeed, whatever the challenge or obstacle placed in our path.

Kimmel is a veteran of the Fazoli team, with almost 30 years of experience in Italy’s biggest Italian fast food brand. He began his career as a restaurant general manager and proved invaluable in his multiple roles supporting the management team. Kimmel’s wealth of knowledge will be leveraged to oversee brand productivity and improve operational and training measures to improve Fazoli’s overall business model.

Wright has nearly 25 years of experience investing, managing and franchise operating franchises with various restaurant brands. He has spent the past decade leading Fazoli franchisees to objectively analyze key performance indicators, weigh financial opportunities, and improve day-to-day operations to maximize profitability. Wright has a reputation for encouraging open communication with franchisees to help customize solutions that meet their restaurant’s needs.

For more information about Fazoli’s, visit www.fazolis.com.

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About Fazoli’s: Fast. Costs. Italian.

Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest upscale QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s prides itself on serving premium Italian cuisine that is fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly made pasta dishes, subs® sandwiches, salads, pizzas and desserts – as well as its all-you-can-eat signature breadsticks. Fazoli’s is a winner of FastCasual and Steritech’s 2020 Food Safety Excellence Award and ranked number seven on FastCasualfrom the list of “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” in 2022. Additionally, he was named in Technomic’s “Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report” in 2022, selected as one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021 ” by Eatinga “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business ReviewAnd one Entrepreneur 2018 “Franchise 500.” Fazoli’s was the recipient of the 2021 award American Business Awards Gold Stevie Awards in Food & Beverage for Business of the Year.

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