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 new restaurant will operate under ZAX, Inc.-the largest franchisee within the Zaxby’s organization-and will join 5 existing zaxbys that serve the Greater Charlotte area.
A range of grand-opening activities is planned in recognition from 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 a week during the restaurant’s first year of operation.
“Although zaxby is expanding outside the Southeast, we’re excited to go 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 has become 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 running a business. The company intends to continue this momentum because it introduces the company to new regions outside its established Southeast footprint.
Experiencing the best chicken around within an atmosphere where you can be yourself that’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wished to achieve whenever they founded Zaxby’s in 1990. A long time and locations later, Zaxby’s is drjnxs delivering on that advertise: 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 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 holiday hours was named probably the most Craveable fast casual restaurant chain (2014), and because 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.