Fazoli's and TA Restaurant Group signed a deal to open four units in Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Oklahoma, according to a press release. TA Restaurat Group, a division of TravelCenters of America, will open the locations inside existing TravelCenters.
"At TravelCenters, we focus on providing our customers with the variety they crave for while traveling the interstate," John Ponczoch, senior VP of TA and the leader of the TA Restaurant Group, said in the release. "Fazoli's provides us with a quality Italian cuisine offer that both interstate travelers and local residents will find themselves coming back for."
The first location to open will be this summer in Milldale, Connecticut, with two more this fall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and San Antonio, Texas, with the final location opening in 2018 in Monroe, Michigan, according to the release.
"Our mission at Fazoli's is to serve America premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly," Fazoli's president and CEO, Carl Howard, said in the release. "I can't think of a better opportunity to do this than on America's highways with a company like TravelCenters, which is known for meeting the needs of today's travelers."