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Back of the Menu Schlotzsky's

Schlotzsky’s (photo credit: restaurantnews.com)

Schlotzsky’s was started by Don and Dolores Dissman in 1971. They should be credited with doing one thing very well. Not many restaurants could pull off a menu with one sandwich but they found a way. After a trip to the French Quarter in New Orleans, they discovered muffulettas in an Italian grocery store. They brought the idea back to Austin, TX and opened up shop charging $2.95 for their own version.

 

General Restaurant Information

Food Type: Sandwiches

Restaurant Type: Fast Casual

U.S. Locations: 362

States: 34 states, Schlotzsky’s Locations

Company Slogan: Austin Inspired

 

Contact Information

Website: schlotzskys.com

Questions: Contact Information

Phone number: 800-846-2867

Email: Contact Form Only

Blog: Schlotzsky’s Blog

FAQ Page: No

 

Ownership

Who Owns Schlotzsky’s? Focus Brands who is owned by Roark Capital Group

Headquartered: Atlanta, Georgia

Contact Information: 

Website: roarkcapital.com

Email/contact pageRoark Capital Contact Information

Phone: (404) 591-5200 or (212) 806-6000

Address: 1180 Peachtree St NE, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA 30309

Do They Franchise? Franchise Information

 

 

What Is It Like To Work At Schlotzsky’s?

Employment Page

3.7/5 or 74%; 561 Reviews (indeed.com)

2.8/5, or 56%; 141 Reviews (glassdoor.com)

 

Original Schlotzsky's Deli Back of the Menu

The Original Deli was located at 1301 South Congress in Austin (photo: austinchronicle.com)

The History of Schlotzsky’s

Original Location: 1301 South Congress, Austin, Texas 

Founded: June 29, 1971

Founded By: Don and Dolores Dissman

Biography Articles:

The history begins with a really big sandwich (austinchronicle.com)

Founder Obituary:

Obituaries:

Find a Grave Donald Dissman (findagrave.com)

Dolores Dissman Obituary (legacy.com)

Name Origin: No real story; the name just seemed to fit (source)

History Page: Company History Page

Current View of Original Location: 1301 South Congress as it is today (link may not work on mobile devices without Google Maps)

Historical Articles: 

Schlotzsky’s History (schlotzskys.wordpress.com)

Schlotzsky’s, Inc. (company-histories.com)

Schlotzsky’s History (fundinguniverse.com)

New Deli (texasmonthly.com)

Social Awareness

Charity Focus: Animal Welfare

Green | Eco-Friendly: No resources found

Animal Cruelty: No resources found

 

Discounts At Schlotzsky’s

Rewards Program: Reward Program  

Do Kids Eat Free at Schlotzsky’s?

Summary: They do not offer a kids eat free program at this time.

Does Schlotzsky’s Offer Military Discounts?

Summary: The following resources were found from external sources – 

“30% off with military ID” (militaryconnection.com)

“30 percent off with military ID” (bradsdeals.com)

“Get 10 to 30 percent off with military ID at participating locations.” (countryliving.com)

“30% off with valid military ID.” (taskandpurpose.com)

What Does Schlotzsky’s offer for My Birthday!?

Summary: The following resources were found from external sources – 

“Free small sandwich” (hustlermoneyblog.com)

“Become a member of their Bun n’ Fun e-club and get a free small sandwich coupon for your birthday.” (bradsdeals.com)

Does Schlotzsky’s Offer First Responder Discounts?

SummaryThe following resources were found from external sources – 

“Schlotzky’s offers a 15% discount to active and retired military personnel, veterans, police, and firemen. The discount may vary at different locations. Be sure to check with your local franchise” (badgeddiscounts.com)

“Select locations offer a 15 percent discount to police and firefighters who present a valid ID.” (bradsdeals.com)

Does Schlotzsky’s Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?

Summary: The following resources were found from external sources – 

“60+, 10% discount” (thebalanceeveryday.com)

Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits?

Summary: By joining their Insider Rewards program, they currently have the following benefits offered – 

Get a FREE small classic sandwich. Plus, get $7 off after your 7th visit. Be the first to get our delicious food at discounts! Best of all, skip the line and order ahead straight from the app! Download the app today!

Schlotzsky's Original Sandwich

The “Original” (pc-schlotzskys.com)

Amenities

Order Online: Online Order

WiFi Available: Yes

Use Apple Pay: No 

Reservations: No 

Catering: Schlotzsky’s Catering  

Drive-Thru: Some locations

Open 24 Hours: No  

 

Customer Reviews of Schlotzsky’s

Yelp: 3.5/5 or 69%, 755 reviews sampled

Tripadvisor: 3.80/5 or 76%, 265 reviews sampled

Overall (weighted) Average: 3.55/5 or 71%, 1,020 reviews sampled

 

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Food & Nutrition

Menu:  Schlotzsky’s Menu

Kids Menu:  Schlotzsky’s Kids Menu

Secret Menu:  No resources found

Most Popular Menu Item:  The Original

Coke or Pepsi: Coke

Does Schlotzsky’s Serve Alcohol: No

Nutritional Information: Schlotzsky’s Nutrition Guide

Vegetarian | Vegan Options: Their site spotlights the Fresh Veggie Sandwich as well as the Fresh Veggie Pizza.

Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO: No resources found.

Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources: 

Schlotzsky’s Menu (healthydiningfinder.com)

Worst Sandwiches Slideshow: Double-Fisted Diet Wreckers (webmd.com)

Healthy Options for New Year (qsrmagazine.com)

Allergy Information

Allergen Information: Schlotzsky’s Allergen Guide

Gluten Free Options: 

Gluten-Free Menu (nogluten.io)

Gluten-free bun option (brandeating.com)

Gluten Free Bun & Protocols (thesavvyceliac.com)

Dairy Free Options: 

Schlotzsky’s Dairy Free Options (godairyfree.org)

Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)

Peanut Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.

Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)

Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)

 

Schlotzsky's Interior Back of the Menu

Schlotzsky’s Interior (pc: qualitypaintingpro.com)

Does Schlotzsky’s Have Any Secret Recipes?

Secret Recipes:  

“Original” Sandwich (genuiskitchen.com), (myrecipemagic.com)

Schlotsky’s Bread (allrecipes.com), (aspicyperspective.com)

If You Like Schlotzsky’s… (texascookin.blogspot.com)

The Large “Original” Sandwich (keyingredient.com)

 

Did You Know?

Fun Facts: 

When the first restaurant opened in Austin in 1971 they only sold one sandwich – “The Original”. They still serve that sandwich today.

The first sandwich, The Original, was based on the Muffuletta sandwich and was the only sandwich invented by Don and Dolores.

In 1981, 10 years after opening the first store, Don and Dolores sold the then 100 locations for $3 million. (source)

They are now in the same family as Moe’s Southwest Grill, Carvel, Cinnabon, and Auntie’ Anne’s all owned by the Roark Capital Group. (source)

Interesting Articles:

New Deli – After twenty years as a small chain of hole-in-the-wall sandwich shops, Austin-based Schlotzsky’s remade itself. Now it’s slicing up the competition. (texasmonthly.com)

Newest Guinness World Record Title Holder (schlotzskys.com)

My First Visit Was Interesting (kxrb.com)

In search of the perfect sandwich (franchisetimes.com)

Cinnabon plays wingman for in a not-too-sweet deal (westword.com)

Rebranding To Literally Export The Flavors Of Austin (austin.com)

Schlotzsky’s Kelly Roddy on building restaurant brands (qsrweb.com)

 

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Social Media

 

Followers (as of August 2018) –  

Facebook: 127,452

Twitter: 18,800

Instagram: 5,707

Mobile Apps

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In Summary

Hamburgers and chicken places are everywhere. The American quick service restaurant business is sad with the lack of variety most cities offer when it comes to fast food or fast casual. Schlotzsky’s mixes it up and brings a menu that you can’t find at most other restaurants in this case bringing New Orleans to other parts of the country. For that, they should be applauded.  I love the discounts they provide for military families. Sandwiches may not be the healthiest restaurants out there but they try their best to give you as many healthy ways to do it as possible.

I hope you found the information on Schlotzsky’s helpful, I know I did. The more we know and understand about the restaurants we eat at, the better decisions we can make of where and what we should eat. If you found this article helpful, would you please help others by sharing this with your friends and family. If there is anything you would like to see about a restaurant that’s not already listed or if there is anything I can do to make your restaurant experiences better, please leave a comment below, I would love your feedback! You can also email me at anytime backofthemenu @ gmail.com. Thanks so much for your time, I know how valuable it is. 

 

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