Schlotzsky’s, a fast-food delicatessen with locations in 35 states, officially opened its most recent location Sept. 25 on Judge Ely Boulevard near the ACU campus.
The restaurant primarily serves sandwiches and pizzas but also shares the facility with its sister company, Cinnabon, which serves cinnamon rolls and other baked goods. Both offer a 10 percent discount to students.
Jon Herod, manager of the new restaurant, also owns the Scholtzsky’s on South 14th Street. Herod, a former accountant, purchased the first location from one of his clients six years ago. The new location features all of the franchise’s newest designs and products.
“The restaurant décor uses circles representing Schlotzsky’s round sandwich buns, versus Subway’s long sandwich buns,” Herod said. “The décor is Schlotzsky’s new concept, ‘Lotz Better’ look. The slogan is used to market Schlotzsky’s products.”
Schlotzsky’s sandwich bread is made from scratch every day. The restaurant also serves personal-size pizzas, and in a few weeks, they will be adding 14-inch pizzas to their menu.
“So far, Schlotzsky’s restaurant has been busy everyday, and my goal is to satisfy my customers and make them happy,” Herod said.
Yingting Zhuang, senior business management major from Guangzhou, China, said she likes the type of food Scholtzsky’s serves and said it was unlike anything she has tried in her native country.
“I’m Chinese, and this is very different from what I used to eat. I like it, and I would like to tell my friends to come and try it,” Zhuang said. “Also, I like the design of the restaurant; it feels very fresh.”
The restaurant is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. And in two to three weeks, the restaurant will open the drive-thru at 7:30 a.m. to serve baked goods from Cinnabon.