Fazoli’s plots growth following sale

Fazoli’s plots growth following sale

Sentinel Capital Partners acquires limited-service Italian chain

Fazoli’s named Carl Howard CEO in 2008, when the worst recession in 80 years was ramping up.

It was perhaps not the best timing, but the recession had its benefits for a chain in need of a turnaround.

“As soon as we got started, we got caught in the Great Recession,” Howard said. “We got a little relief in commodities. We were able to put money back in the core product. And it was a good time to be a value brand. We were able to position Fazoli’s back in the value Ital

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