Zaxby's Celebrates Opening of 700th Location

Zaxby's Newest Location is Set to Open on August 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Aug 03, 2015 Posted in Press-Release,

ATLANTA – August 3, 2015 – Fast-Casual chicken restaurant concept, Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. (ZFI), today announced it will open its 700th restaurant on August 17, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new restaurant will operate under ZAX, Inc.—the largest franchisee in the Zaxby’s organization—and will join 5 existing Zaxby’s locations that serve the Greater Charlotte area.

An array of grand-opening activities is planned in recognition of the 700th restaurant milestone. Highlighting Charlotte’s affinity for NASCAR®, the restaurant will host a meet-and-greet on opening day with Zaxby’s Racing’s NASCAR Driver, Number 25 John Wes Townley. The first 100 guests also will receive Zaxby’s coveted “deck of cards,” whereby recipients can redeem one free menu item per week during the restaurant’s first year of operation.

“Although Zaxby’s is expanding outside of the Southeast, we’re excited to continue adding locations in the Charlotte market, especially because it’s close to home,” said Zaxby’s co-founder and EVP Tony Townley. “This area has been very good to us, and we’re proud to serve these loyal customers and their communities.”

Zaxby’s is on track to open 80 stores in new and existing markets in 2015, which marks its 25th year in business. The company plans to continue this momentum as it introduces the brand to new regions outside its established Southeast footprint.

About Zaxby’s

Enjoying the best chicken around in an atmosphere where you could be yourself that’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted to achieve when they founded Zaxby’s in 1990. Many years and locations later, Zaxby’s is still delivering on that promise: to serve delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where all customers are welcomed as friends.

In 2015, Zaxby’s was the No. 9 fastest-growing chain in the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 list. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Zaxby’s as one of the fastest-growing franchises and as a Top 500 franchise. In Technomic’s Consumers’ Choice Awards, Zaxby’s was named the Most Craveable fast casual restaurant chain (2014), and as the chain with the Most Unique Items You Can’t Get Elsewhere (2015). Zaxby’s operates more than 700 locations in 16 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit zaxbys.com or zaxbysfranchising.com.

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