Fast-Casual chicken restaurant concept, Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. (ZFI), today announced it will open its 700th restaurant on August 17, 2015, in Charlotte, N . C .. The brand new restaurant will operate under ZAX, Inc.-the largest franchisee within the Zaxby’s organization-and will join 5 existing https://www.zaxbys.com/ that serve the Greater Charlotte area.
A range of grand-opening activities is planned in recognition in 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 receive 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 is expanding outside of the Southeast, we’re excited to go on adding locations within the Charlotte market, especially because it’s close to home,” said Zaxby’s co-founder and EVP Tony Townley. “This area has been excellent to us, and we’re proud to serve these loyal customers and their communities.”
Zaxby’s is on the right track to open up 80 stores in new and existing markets in 2015, which marks its 25th year in operation. The company intends to continue this momentum since it introduces the brand to new regions outside its established Southeast footprint.
Experiencing and enjoying the best chicken around inside an atmosphere where you could be yourself that’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted 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 customers are welcomed as friends.
In 2015, Zaxby’s was the No. 9 fastest-growing chain within the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 list. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Zaxby’s as one of the fastest-growing franchises so when a Top 500 franchise. In Technomic’s Consumers’ Choice Awards, zaxbys 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.