McMinnville to Welcome Warren County’s First Taste of Fazoli’s Craveable Italian Flavors

McMinnville to Welcome Warren County's First Taste of Fazoli's Craveable Italian Flavors

America’s largest premium QSR Italian chain to open first McMinnville location in February 2022

McMinnville to Welcome Warren County's First Taste of Fazoli's Craveable Italian FlavorsFazoli’s is getting ready to bring its delectable Italian dishes and signature hot, fresh breadsticks to McMinnville!

The iconic Italian brand will open its doors at 814 Smithville Hwy. in February 2022. The new 3,800-square-foot restaurant will be owned and operated by local Tennessee resident Bill Townsend, along with his daughter and operating partner, Tammy Townsend, who will serve as the general manager of the restaurant. When McMinnville’s first Fazoli’s opens, it will mark the brand’s first location in Warren County and 17th in Tennessee.

“We’re very excited to bring Fazoli’s to the great city of McMinnville,” Bill Townsend said. “Fazoli’s will undoubtedly be the restaurant of choice for delicious, craveable Italian flavors at a great price. We look forward to being a part of the community and making Fazoli’s fans for life!”

In preparation for its grand opening in McMinnville, Fazoli’s plans to hire up to 70 team members in the coming weeks. Once the new restaurant opens its doors, guests can indulge in Fazoli’s Fan Favorites like Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, Fried Mozzarella Cheese Skewers and, of course, the brand’s famous hot, fresh breadsticks.

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Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian.

Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest premium QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s prides itself on serving premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly prepared pasta entrees, Submarinos sandwiches, salads, pizza and desserts – along with its unlimited signature breadsticks. Fazoli’s is a winner of FastCasual and Steritech’s 2020 Excellence in Food Safety Award and was named a “Top Franchise Deal in 2021” by QSR Magazine, one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021” by Foodable, a “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review, a FastCasual “Brand of the Year,” and an Entrepreneur 2018 “Franchise 500.” CEO Carl Howard was named among the most influential restaurant CEOs in the country in 2020 by Nation’s Restaurant News, was recognized as one of the top 25 industry leaders on FastCasual’s 2021 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, and he and his team were recipients of the 2021 American Business Awards Gold Stevie Awards in Food & Beverage for Company of the Year and Achievement in Management.