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Fazoli's Opens in Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- Those with a big appetite have another food choice in Fort Payne.

The new Fazoli’s restaurant is open and ready for your business. The restaurant is located at the former site of Hardee’s at 2609 Gault Avenue North, Fort Payne.

Fazoli’s is an American fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Fazoli’s specializes in Italian-American cuisine. As of November 2021, there were 220 Fazoli’s located nationwide. The Fort Payne restaurant features pizza, subs, pasta, salads, and of course their famous breadsticks.

“I remember being about 10 or 11 years old the first time I ate at a Fazoli’s and I loved the breadsticks,” stated one of the new owners, Dallas Poe. “The closest Fazoli’s from here is in Chattanooga and I always made it a point to eat there.”

“I thought Fort Payne could use an Italian restaurant and it would be good for the City,” continued Poe.

Poe plans to bring in 40 to 50 new jobs to the area with the opening of Fazoli’s.

The restaurant opened on Tuesday, April 26. The restaurant features an eat-in dining room that seats up to seventy-five people, and a drive-thru for those wanting to get a hot, fresh meal on the go.

Poe states that if the line becomes too long at the drive-thru for the first few weeks, breadsticks will be brought to you while you wait. The restaurant will also offer catering for any size event.

(Southern Torch)

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