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 in the Zaxby’s organization-and will join 5 existing zaxbys prices that serve the Greater Charlotte area.
An array 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 first 100 guests also will get Zaxby’s coveted “deck of cards,” whereby recipients can redeem one free menu item each week during the restaurant’s first year of operation.
“Although zaxbys specials is expanding outside the Southeast, we’re excited to continue adding locations within 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 as well as their communities.”
Zaxby’s is on course to open up 80 stores in new and existing markets in 2015, which marks its 25th year running a business. The company wants to continue this momentum because it introduces the manufacturer 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 wished to achieve when they founded Zaxby’s in 1990. A long time 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 within the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 list. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Zaxby’s among the fastest-growing franchises and as a Top 500 franchise. In Technomic’s Consumers’ Choice Awards, zaxbys hours was named by far the most Craveable fast casual restaurant chain (2014), and because 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.