Saucy chicken brand to open in Simpson County, July 24
Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz, wings and legendary Zax Sauce, is opening its first restaurant in Magee, Mississippi at 1750 Simpson Hwy. 49. The new Zaxby’s is owned and operated by Ole Brook Chicken III, LLC and will open for drive-thru and dine-in on Monday, July 24. A ribbon cutting ceremony by the local chamber of commerce will officially celebrate the grand opening at a later date.
“My partners and co-owners Chris Dunn, Ben Goza, Lance Newman and our entire team are very excited to bring Zaxby’s to Simpson County. As residents ourselves, we are looking forward to serving our local friends and community with our delicious chicken and sweet new dessert item, the funnel cake,” said Tyler O’Neal, owner of Ole Brook Chicken III, LLC.
The roughly 2,700 square-foot restaurant will feature Zaxby’s farmhouse-style design with a white exterior and a double drive-thru layout for faster pay and pickup, a first for Zaxby’s in the surrounding area. It will provide indoor seating available for up to 56 guests. Local, Southaven, Miss.-based Dimension was responsible for the construction of the new restaurant.
For even faster service, customers may also order ahead online via zaxbys.com as well as through the new Zaxby’s app available for download on Google Play and the App Store. Ordering delivery will be available directly through the Zaxby’s app beginning July 31st, as well as through DoorDash.
An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s serves fresh, prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz and wings tossed in a variety of bold and spicy sauces. The menu features the brand’s famous Signature Sandwich, its iconic Fried Pickles and the fan-favorite Loaded Fries. Recently, Zaxby’s brought back its Southwest Zalad and introduced Funnel Cakes with powdered sugar and caramel sauce to its menu. Both are available for a limited time only, while supplies last.
Ole Brook Chicken III, LLC, is owned by O’Neal, Chris Dunn, Ben Goza and Lance Newman. The new location will be the franchise’s first in Magee, joining two already existing Zaxby’s locations in Brookhaven and McComb, Mississippi owned by members of this franchise. The location will be providing up to 50 new employment opportunities to the community. Interested applicants may simply stop by the restaurant to apply for all available positions.
Founded in 1990, Zaxby’s is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads with Southern hospitality and a modern twist. Zaxby’s iconic Signature Sandwich received Thrillist’s Fasties Award for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in both 2021 and 2022. Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit zaxbys.com or zaxbysfranchising.com.
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