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 within the Zaxby’s organization-and will join 5 existing zaxbys menu with prices 2020 that serve the Greater Charlotte area.
A multitude 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 initial 100 guests also will get Zaxby’s coveted “deck of cards,” whereby recipients can redeem one free menu item per week through the restaurant’s 1st year of operation.
“Although zaxbys hours is expanding away from the Southeast, we’re excited to carry on adding locations inside the Charlotte market, especially because it’s close to home,” said Zaxby’s co-founder and EVP Tony Townley. “This area continues to be great to us, and we’re proud to serve these loyal customers along with their communities.”
Zaxby’s is on course to open 80 stores in new and existing markets in 2015, which marks its 25th year in business. The company wants to continue this momentum because it introduces the brand to new regions outside its established Southeast footprint.
Experiencing the best chicken around in an atmosphere where you could be genuine that’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted to achieve once they founded Zaxby’s in 1990. Many years and locations later, Zaxby’s is drjnxs delivering on that 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 among the fastest-growing franchises so when a Top 500 franchise. In Technomic’s Consumers’ Choice Awards, zaxbys was named probably the most Craveable fast casual restaurant chain (2014), and because the chain using the Most Unique Things You Can’t Get Elsewhere (2015). Zaxby’s operates more than 700 locations in 16 states and is also headquartered in Athens, Georgia.