Schlotzsky’s® Opens First Design 1000 Prototype in Oklahoma City

“Over the past two years, we have allocated resources and focused on developing prototypes that provide increased convenience and ease of use for our customers. Design 1000 emphasizes offsite ordering and takes these efforts up a notch,” says Shelley Harrisacting chief Mark Officer by Schlotzsky. “We know there is consumer demand for greater accessibility to their favorite Schlotzsky menu items, so this format, which is entirely focused on off-site access, gives consumers what they are looking for and offers franchisees a more compact restaurant design to consider for development.”

Drive-through services have always been Schlotzsky’s hallmark, with more than 85% of the total business consumed outside. Both the Design 1000 and Design 1800 support the offsite trend by providing superior operational efficiencies to improve speed and accuracy of service, while providing current and potential franchisees the flexibility to grow with competitive real estate. Now, with the two new designs in service, Schlotzsky plans to gather key information and data from these restaurants to continue refining prototypes for operators interested in growing with the brand. The first Design 1000 site in Oklahoma City is a company owned and operated restaurant.

2021 was a record development year for the brand, signing 124 franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees. Today, with 323 restaurants in 24 states and counting, Schlotzsky’s is in the midst of aggressive expansion through conversions and new construction. Franchise opportunities remain in markets across the United States, including Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Caroline from the south, and other key Midwest and Southeast markets. For more information on development opportunities with Schlotzsky’s, please visit

About Schlotzsky®
Schlotzsky’s® is a fast casual restaurant franchise that started in 1971 and is home to The Original® baked sandwich. The brand started in Austin, TX and made-to-order menu options always feature bold flavors and fresh ingredients inspired by the culinary scene of Austin. The more than 300 restaurants serve delicious hot sandwiches on sourdough rolls, specialty pizzas and fresh salads every day. Plus, many places offer hot, baked Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. Find us online at to find a store near you. Join us on instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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