Zaxby’s hatches newest location

Husband-and-wife licensees Tim and Jeanette Farris opened the doors to Fayetteville’s first Zaxby’s restaurant Monday.

The new restaurant is located at 1511 Huntsville Highway, across from Carriage Chevrolet. A southeast favorite for chicken fingers and Buffalo wings, Zaxby’s will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

After recognizing the new business potential the Fayetteville community has to offer, the Farrises set out to bring Zaxby’s to the area.

“Fayetteville residents have shown great support for the brand, and we see this area as an opportunity to expand the business,” said Tim Farris, who co-owns the Winchester Zaxby’s location with his wife. “We 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 3,000-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 through services to meet the needs of customers on the go.

The Farrises 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 the enrich lives one person at a time,” said Jeanette Farris.

The new location will be the first for Lincoln County and the 55th for the Volunteer 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.

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm