Licensee team opens fifth Zaxby's restaurant with plans for more

ATHENS, Ga. — Oct. 29, 2019 — The first Zaxby’s in Apopka, Florida is coming in November to 928 E. Semoran Blvd. A fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads, the new fast-casual restaurant is owned and operated by BSBC Chicken, LLC, that owns four other Zaxby’s locations in addition to this one. Construction on the Apopka Zaxby’s began in July.

“From the time Boris and I started as cooks at Zaxby’s in 2002, we knew we wanted to open our own location one day,” said Shaun Morris, who owns the restaurant with Boris Ochsenius Jr., Blake Fletcher and Cotton Fletcher. “The Apopka location is our fifth in Orange County, and we have plans for 11 more Zaxby’s over the next five years in Orange and Osceola Counties. We are proud to be part of the Apopka, Eatonville, Ocoee and Orlando communities.”   

With indoor seating for 56, the 2,800 square-foot farmhouse-style restaurant is built for speed of service. The layout supports Zaxby’s commitment to providing an exceptional fast-casual dining experience including a redesigned kitchen and dining area with two proprietary Coca-Cola Freestyle machines and eco-friendly LED lighting. The restaurant features rustic décor for a welcoming ambience. Customers can order online via as well as through the Zaxby’s app available for download on Google Play and the App Store. Third-party delivery will be offered by Doordash, Postmates and Uber Eats.

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. As part of Zaxby’s promotional partnership with Sony Pictures for “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which hits theaters Dec. 13, Zaxby’s is offering its Southwest Chipotle Fillet and Smokehouse Cheddar BBQ Fillet Sandwiches until Dec. 29. Both items pair perfectly with Jumanji Citrus Fizz, also available in Lite, while supplies last. At the Apopka Grand Opening, the Chicken Finger Plate meal will be available for $6.99. It includes four Chicken Fingerz, Crinkle Fries, Texas toast, coleslaw, Zax Sauce and a 22-ounce drink.

“We hope Apopka will join us for the grand opening when we’ll give away Zaxby’s Deck of 52 Dealz to the first 100 guests,” Morris said. “We’re currently looking for a team of over 50 from the local area for this location. We offer opportunity for growth as well as competitive wages, benefits and flexible scheduling.”

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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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