Southaven’s First Zaxby’s Restaurant Hatches



Southaven's First Zaxby's Restaurant Hatches
Licensees David Bowden and Tom Scott will open the doors to Southaven’s first Zaxby’s restaurant this Monday. The new restaurant is located at 6676 Getwell Road, near Snowden Grove Amphitheater. A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and Buffalo wings, Zaxby’s will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

After recognizing the new business potential the Southaven community has to offer, Bowden set out to bring Zaxby’s to the area. “Southaven residents have shown great support for the brand, and I see this area as a great opportunity to expand the business,” said Bowden, who owns five additional locations in Mississippi — one each in Batesville, Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Oxford. “We are excited to be a part of the community and are confident that the same quality of food and service Zaxby’s is known for will keep area residents coming back for more.”

The new 3,400-square-foot location will seat 90 in Zaxby’s unique design — floor-to-ceiling brick walls, modernized tables and booths, all complemented by an eclectic mix of photography. Zaxby’s also offers drive-thru services to meet the needs of customers on the go. Additionally, the new restaurant will have a Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain machine, offering guests 100+ beverage options.

Bowden and Scott believe the restaurant — from the atmosphere to the service — will exceed community expectations. “We’ve assembled a great group of team members who will deliver on the Zaxby’s mission to ‘consistently create encore experiences that enrich lives one person at a time,’” said Bowden.

The new location will be the fourth for DeSoto County, and the 12th for the Magnolia State.

Zaxby’s currently operates more than 555 locations in 13 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, 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.

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Jumbo Buffalo Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. Zaxby’s operates more than 555 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.