Licensee Craig Jones will open the doors to Richmond Hill’s first Zaxby’s restaurant this Monday. The new restaurant is located at 80 Exchange St., in front of Kroger. A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and Buffalo wings, Zaxby’s will operate Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
After recognizing the new business potential the Richmond Hill community has to offer, Jones set out to bring Zaxby’s to the area. “I feel Richmond Hill is the perfect place to expand the Zaxby’s brand, and I’m excited to be a part of such a wonderful community,” said Jones, who owns an existing Zaxby’s located at 5971 Ogeechee Road in Savannah, which opened in August 2004. “I am confident that the same quality of food and service Zaxby’s is known for will keep area residents coming back for more.”
The new 3,300-square-foot location will seat 72 in Zaxby’s unique store design, which includes floor-to-ceiling brick walls, larger windows providing more natural light, modernized tables and booths, outdoor covered seating and a new color scheme, all complemented by an eclectic mix of photography. Zaxby’s will also offer drive-thru services to meet the needs of customers on the go.
Sofie Davis will serve as the new restaurant’s area development manager. She believes the restaurant — from the atmosphere to the service — will exceed community expectations. “We’re a different kind of restaurant with a different kind of attitude — from the food and service we provide our customers to the respect we have for one another” said Davis.
The new location will be the first for Bryan County and the 197th for the state. Zaxby’s currently operates more than 540 locations in 12 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers prepared-at-order chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads.
Zaxby’s most popular items are its hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and Jumbo Buffalo Wings, smothered in a choice of nine sauces with names like Wimpy, Tongue Torch, Nuclear and Insane. The menu also offers innovative Zappetizers like Tater Chips, Spicy Fried Mushrooms and Fried White Cheddar Bites, as well as a variety of Party Platterz perfect for any family gathering or special occasion.Zaxby’s also offers three salads, or Zalads: The House, The Blue and The Caesar. All of Zaxby’s Zalads offer more chicken, unique ingredients, such as French-fried onions, fresh veggies and juicy tomatoes and are larger than most salads offered elsewhere. Each is prepared with chicken, three kinds of lettuce and a variety of toppings. Zalads are assembled at the time the order is placed, versus being pre-made and stored in a cooler.
Additionally, Zaxby’s offers Milkshakes at participating locations, which come in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors. They are rich and creamy, hand-blended, and are topped with whipped cream.