Archive of Rick Petralia

Fazoli’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction

In honor of the brand’s 30th anniversary last September, Fazoli’s has established a Hall of Fame to recognize team members, franchisees and suppliers whose vision, leadership and innovation have impacted Fazoli’s, making it the successful restaurant it is today. To celebrate these esteemed associates, Fazoli’s is hosting its inaugural Hall… Read More

Fazoli’s Fires Up Franchise Expansion for 2019

Fazoli’s today announced business highlights for 2018 that included a year-over-year sales increase of 1.4 percent at company locations and 10 new restaurant openings. The brand also signed three new franchise agreements and set company sales records at two new restaurant openings. “After much hard work and dedication, it’s exciting to… Read More

Introducing Italian Classics with a Pizza-Baked Twist

It is no secret that Fazoli’s famous Pizza Baked Spaghetti is a show stopper. America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain is bringing back the fan-favorite and expanding its offerings with new versions of the classic Italian dish, manicotti. In addition to the fan favorite Pizza Baked Spaghetti, Fazoli’s is offering… Read More

Our Pizza

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in America.  Americans eat over 350 slices of pizza per second.  That’s a lot of pizza!  At Fazoli’s, our Pizzaiolos (Italian word for pizza maker) take pride in making our pizza each and every day in our restaurants. The beginning to any… Read More

Our Cheeses

It almost goes without saying that formaggio (Italian word for cheese) is an absolute staple in Italian cuisine.  At Fazoli’s, we use a variety of cheeses to enhance our dishes.  We use the following cheeses: Mozzarella – Whether it is one of our craveable baked pastas, Submarino, or pizza, mozzarella… Read More

Introducing Manicotti!

We are excited to offer you a new lineup of delicious manicotti entrees! First off, what are manicotti? Manicotti are pasta tubes stuffed with some sort of filling. The name literally translates to “little sleeve” in Italian. It seems that Italians have been stuffing pasta tubes with cheese for hundreds… Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

There are two types of people in this world:  Those who love chocolate hazelnut spread, and those that have not had it.  Regardless of which group you fall into, you will love our new Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake!  It’s chocolate hazelnut cheesecake on a chocolate cookie crust, topped with chocolate hazelnut… Read More

Shrimp Alfredo Manicotti

Shrimp isn’t something we always have a Fazoli’s, but when we do, we want to do something big with it.  The Shrimp Alfredo Manicotti is a premium entrée at the fraction of the price of a fancy restaurant.  We simmer 15 tender shrimp in a black-pepper Florentine sauce (fancy term… Read More

Pizza Baked Manicotti

It’s no secret that our Pizza Baked Spaghetti is one of our guests’ all-time favorites.  Our guests are going to love our new Pizza Baked Manicotti even more.  It is two hand-rolled manicotti topped with Fazoli’s signature pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and then loaded with pepperoni.  After we bake it… Read More

Chicken Alfredo Manicotti

This is a rich and creamy twist on the classic chicken Alfredo.   In the Fazoli’s test kitchen, we call this a mash-up.  We have taken two separate ideas; manicotti and chicken Alfredo, and mashed them into one entrée.  Two hand-rolled manicotti, stuffed with Parmesan and ricotta, are topped with Alfredo… Read More

Pizza Baked Spaghetti

Don’t get me wrong, our classic baked spaghetti is great, but the Pizza Baked Spaghetti is absolutely amazing.  We typically only sell this item once a year.  Mark your calendars, its back, and for only a limited time!  We top spaghetti with pizza sauce, load it up with mozzarella cheese… Read More

Our Sauces

It's what makes our pasta's so good, our sauces! We know how much our customers love the sauce on our pasta's, and this article goes a little further to explain exactly why we take great pride in each of our sauces, as well as some more information on what makes each of our sauce's so unique! Read More

Our Pasta

At Fazoli's, you know us for one main thing; our pasta! It makes us who we are, and we take great pride in care in the types of pasta we use and it's preparation. This article is a small description about how we cook our pastas, what pasta's we use, and more information on each of these pasta's for our customers knowledge! Read More


Our guests come for our delicious pasta entrees, salads, and Submarinos.  However, they come back over and over again to get our delicious garlic buttery breadsticks.  We believe that life is better with breadsticks, and we hope you do too.Read more to find out about one of the most delicious things Fazoli's has to offer! Read More