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Fazoli’s Donates an Italian Feast and 1,500 Books to Local School

Fazoli’s was founded in Lexington in 1988 and has been serving the community premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly for 30 years!

Fazoli’s is taking this opportunity to celebrate by giving back to the community that has supported the brand over the last three decades. America’s largest elevated quick service Italian chain is partnering with Feed the Children – an anti-hunger nonprofit with a mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials – to donate 1,500 books to the students and library at Yates Elementary School in Lexington.

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard will make a special trip to Yates Elementary to read to the entire school, share inspirational words about the importance of reading and education, and then unveil the books to the students and faculty. Afterwards, Fazoli’s will treat the entire school to an Italian feast.

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate such a major milestone and we’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with Feed the Children in order to truly make a difference, one breadstick at a time,” said Howard. We wouldn’t be celebrating this significant milestone without the amazing people of Lexington, so we wanted to offer our genuine thanks by giving back to the community that has supported us since day one. We are really looking forward to meeting and celebrating with everyone at Yates Elementary on Wednesday.”

This event will kick off Fazoli’s month-long 30th anniversary celebration from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. Throughout the entire month of September, participating Fazoli’s locations will have special daily offers. Fazoli’s also aims to raise $100,000 for Feed the Children during its September Check Round-up Campaign. During the month of September, guests can round up the total of their check to the nearest dollar and the difference will go to Feed the Children. On Sept. 6 – Fazoli’s actual birthday – participating Fazoli’s locations will match* the round-up donation! *Fazoli’s will match up to $5,000.

“Through this event, we are not only providing food and books to children—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Hope for a better future is made possible thanks to our partnership with Fazoli’s, who plays a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.”

Who: Fazoli’s and Feed the Children

What: Fazoli’s CEO will visit Yates Elementary to read to the entire school and unveil the donation of 1,500 books to the students and faculty at Yates Elementary. Fazoli’s will also treat the school to an Italian feast for lunch.

When: Wed., Aug. 29, at 10 a.m.

Where: Yates Elementary, 695 E. New Circle Road in Lexington

For media requests, contact Victoria Davis at or call 972-930-9933.

Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian.

About Fazoli’s
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest elevated 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. Named one of the “Best Franchise Opportunities for 2018” by Franchise Business Review, a “Brand of the Year,” and “Human Resources Team of the Year” by the 2018 American Business Awards, Fazoli’s franchisees are experiencing record sales growth. Visit for details on development opportunities.

About Feed the Children:

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Feed the Children is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit

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