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Zaxby's prepares to spread its wings in McMinnville
Construction advances on newest Zaxbys in Tennessee
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MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — With construction nearing a close, the newest Zaxby’s restaurant in McMinnville is coming soon to 511 N. Chancery St. The fast casual restaurant is a Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, and licensee Brittany Stuckey plans to open the new location later next month.

“Although I have helped my father with Zaxby’s locations in the past, this will be my first time spearheading an opening as a franchisee,” Stuckey says. “The residents of McMinnville have been so supportive and I cannot wait to offer them this new convenient dining option.” 

Zaxby’s currently operates in 16 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. 

With seating for 70, the 3,800-square-foot location will feature modernized tables and booths, all complemented by an eclectic mix of photography. It will also offer the convenience of drive-thru service to meet the needs of customers who are on the go. 

“For this location, we are looking to hire 50 professional associates from the local community,” Stuckey says. “Over the years I’ve been continually impressed with this brand and am thrilled to be a part of its phenomenal growth.” Candidates can visit the new store to apply.

As 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 Traditional or Boneless 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.

McMinnville Zaxby’s guests will enjoy the Coca-Cola Company’s proprietary drink fountain, Coca-Cola Freestyle. The sleek, stylish fountain is touchscreen operated, enabling guests to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie brands — including many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages that were not available in the U.S. prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle.

Zaxby’s also offers four salads, or Zalads: The House, The Blue, The Caesar and its newest addition, The Cobb. All of Zaxby’s Zalads are prepared with chicken, three kinds of lettuce, interesting ingredients — such as French-fried onions — fresh veggies and juicy tomatoes, and are larger than most salads served elsewhere. Zalads are assembled at the time the order is placed, versus being pre-made and stored in a cooler.

Additionally, Zaxby’s offers a new line of premium milkshakes, including the popular Birthday Cake and Banana Pudding Milkshakes, and the new Chocolate Cookie Milkshake. They are rich and creamy, hand-blended, and are topped with whipped cream.

About Zaxby’s:

Enjoying great chicken in an atmosphere where you could be yourself. That’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted to achieve when they founded Zaxby’s back in the 1990s. Many years and locations later, Zaxby’s is still delivering on that promise: to serve delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where we welcome customers as friends. As of June 2016, Zaxby’s has grown to over 700 locations in 16 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit or