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 brand new restaurant will operate under ZAX, Inc.-the largest franchisee in the Zaxby’s organization-and will join 5 existing zaxbys menu 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 very first 100 guests also will get Zaxby’s coveted “deck of cards,” whereby recipients can redeem one free menu item a week during the restaurant’s 1st year of operation.
“Although https://www.zaxbys.com/menu/ is expanding outside of the Southeast, we’re excited to carry on adding locations in the Charlotte market, especially because it’s close to home,” said Zaxby’s co-founder and EVP Tony Townley. “This area continues to be very good to us, and we’re proud to serve these loyal customers and their communities.”
Zaxby’s is on the right track to start 80 stores in new and existing markets in 2015, which marks its 25th year in operation. The company plans to continue this momentum as it introduces the brand to new regions outside its established Southeast footprint.
Enjoying the best chicken around in an atmosphere where you could be genuine that’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley desired to achieve once they founded Zaxby’s in 1990. A long time and locations later, Zaxby’s is drjnxs delivering on which promise: to serve delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where all consumers 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, zaxbys opening hours was named by far the most Craveable fast casual restaurant chain (2014), and as the chain using the Most Unique Items You Can’t Get Elsewhere (2015). Zaxby’s operates greater than 700 locations in 16 states and is also headquartered in Athens, Georgia.