Schlotzsky’s rolls Italian-theme LTO

AUSTIN Texas Schlotzsky’s, the 365-unit division of Focus Brands Inc. of Atlanta, is offering three Italian-inspired menu items for a limited time.

Schlotzsky’s “Ciao Down” promotion, which will run through Nov. 18, includes two sandwiches and a pizza. The Slicey Meatball Sandwich is made with sliced meatballs, melted mozzarella and marinara sauce on a sourdough bun. The Italian Wrapsky features smoked ham, sliced pepperoni, cotto sausage, Genoa salami, mozzarella, lettuce, olives, peppers, tomatoes and red onions topped with Italian dressing and rolled in a soft tortilla.

The Trio-Topper Pizza is a sourdough crust topped with tomato pesto sauce, mozzarella and a choice of any three toppings. The topping options include sliced meatballs, Italian sausage, smoked ham, smoked turkey, pepperoni, bacon, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms, black olives, red onions, green onions, red peppers and green peppers.  

Steve Romaniello, president and chief executive of Focus, said: “I’m an Italian guy who knows and loves unique, fresh, high-quality food, so I’m confident our new trio of Italian-inspired options will pass any food lover’s test with flying colors – particularly green, white and red.”

Schlotzsky’s is based in Austin, Texas. Focus Brands also is parent to Carvel, Cinnabon and Moe’s Southwest Grill, which it recently acquired from Atlanta-based Raving Brands Inc.