Fazoli’s, which announced in March it was coming back to Middle Georgia, has picked two sites for the fast-casual restaurant.
C&P Restaurant Co., a franchise group owned by Allen Peake and Mike Chumbley, had signed a six-unit development agreement for Fazoli’s in Georgia. Fazoli’s is an Italian-American restaurant chain based in Lexington, Kentucky.
The first store will be built at 6237 Zebulon Road, next to an Applebee’s restaurant currently under construction, Peake said in an email.
“We hope to be under construction in the next 60 days and possibly open by Christmas,” he said.
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C&P also has bought a site off Ga. 96 and Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins, and that restaurant is expected to open in spring 2016.
The deal brings the partners full circle. As executives and minority owners of RMS Family Restaurants, Peake and Chumbley used to operate 12 Fazoli’s in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. RMS sold its Fazoli’s restaurants in 2000, and they eventually closed.
C&P, based in Macon, also is a Captain D’s and Cheddar’s franchisee.
For more on this story, come back to macon.com or read Thursday’s Telegraph.