LEXINGTON Ky. Fazoli’s, a 260-unit quick-service Italian chain, said Friday it has launched systemwide a line of premium pastas, salads and desserts, as part of an effort it started in February to upgrade its offerings. In test markets, the new desserts resulted in an increase in sales of about one percentage point, or about 30 percent, according to Fazoli’s chief executive Carl Howard. The premium pastas account for about 6 percent of sales and result in a 5-cent increase in checks, ...

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