Licensees Thomas Pugh and Roger Wilson opened the doors to Jackson’s second Zaxby’s restaurant Monday. The new restaurant is located at 222 Oil Well Road. A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and Buffalo wings, Zaxby’s will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Zaxby’s drive-thru will operate from 9 a.m. to close every day.
“We’ve always wanted to bring a Zaxby’s to this area of Jackson,” said Pugh, who, with Wilson, owns the current Jackson and Lexington, Tenn., locations. “Zaxby’s has built its reputation and loyal following by providing excellent service and great-tasting food, and we plan to carry on that tradition with this new, convenient location.”
The new 3,000-square-foot location will seat 70 in Zaxby’s unique design — a bright, open interior décor complemented by custom vintage prints and school memorabilia.
Wilson believes 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 Wilson.
The new location is the second for Madison County and the 56th for the Volunteer State.
Zaxby’s currently operates more than 560 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.