New Brooksville restaurant is first in town with additional location under construction

ATHENS, Ga. — April 2, 2019 — The first Zaxby’s in Brooksville, Florida is coming in April to 31015 Cortez Blvd. A fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads, the new fast-casual restaurant is the 98th Zaxby’s in Florida of more than 900 locations across 17 states.

“We enjoy working with the Brooksville community and are very excited about this location where construction started in December,” said Brad Harper, owner of this location. “This will be our seventh location, and we expect great dedication and teamwork from our staff.”

With seating for 70, the 3,900 square-foot farmhouse-style location reflects Zaxby’s commitment to providing an exceptional fast-casual dining experience including a redesigned exterior, kitchen and dining area featuring a proprietary Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. The interior is rustic with floor-to-ceiling brick walls and modernized tables and booths. Online ordering is available through as well as the Zaxby’s app and third party delivery is offered via Bitesquad.

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s serves fresh, prepared-at-order, hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and Wings made in a variety of nine sauces. The menu also features four Zalads and eight sandwiches along with innovative Zappetizers including Tater Chips and Spicy Fried Mushrooms, and Party Platterz for large groups. The first 100 guests at the Brooksville opening will receive a Fanatic Pack filled with Zaxby’s Deck of 52 Dealz including many menu favorites.

“We are hiring a great team of 50 service-minded people from the Brooksville community for this location,” said Harper. “I truly believe in Zaxby’s lighthearted, fun brand since my start as an owner in 2000 and seek to give our guests the best possible experience and delicious chicken in a variety of combinations.”

The licensee group plans to open an additional Brooksville location in May located at 837 S. Broad St. Those interested in applying for a position at either Brooksville location may visit either location’s Facebook page for updates and open interview times.



Founded in 1990, Zaxby's is still led by founder Zach McLeroy. The brand is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where customers are considered friends. Zaxby's iconic Signature Sandwich won Thrillist's 2021 Fasties Award for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich. Zaxby's has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit or


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