Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich wins Thrillist Fastie for second year in a row

Premium fast casual chain makes award-winning fried chicken sandwich permanent

ATHENS, Ga. — April 25, 2022 — Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Signature Sandwich, Chicken Fingerz™ and signature sauces, has won the award for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich at the annual Fasties sponsored by Thrillist, the online media website dedicated to food, drink, travel and entertainment. Zaxby's is the winner in the fast casual category for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich, marking the second win in the category after being the first-time winner in 2021. Furthermore, the award-winning Sandwich is now a permanent menu item.


“Winning a Thrillist Fastie award for the Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in the fast casual category for the second year in a row is proof that our Sandwich is tops when it comes to quality and taste,” said Zaxby’s Chief Marketing Officer Joel Bulger. “That’s why it’s here to stay.”


Zaxby's award-winning Signature Sandwich features a double hand-breaded fillet, with three thick-sliced, crinkle-cut pickles and is served on a buttery toasted, split-top potato bun with a choice of Zax Sauce or Spicy Zax Sauce.


The brand recently added the new Signature Club Sandwich to its award-winning lineup. Zaxby’s version of the Signature Club Sandwich features the brand's Signature Sandwich adding two slices of bacon and American Cheese with a choice of Zax sauce or Spicy Zax sauce.


Brand fans may order any version of the Sandwich ahead, online, or through the Zaxby’s app. New customers are encouraged to sign up for Zaxby’s loyalty program, the Zax Fanz Club, available on and for download on Google Play and the App Store to try the Signature Sandwich for free when signing up for the first time.


The third-annual Fasties premiered on Wednesday, April 20. The show honored fast food and fast-casual chains with awards in 15 categories such as Best Fried Chicken Sandwich, Best Fries and Menu Item of the Year. Zaxby's famous crinkle fries were shortlisted for the Best Fast Casual Fries recognition.


Founded in 1990, Zaxby's is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where customers are considered friends. For the second year in a row, Zaxby’s iconic Signature Sandwich won Thrillist’s 2022 Fasties Award for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich. Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 18 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit or


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