First Murray Zaxby's Hatches Monday, August 8

New Restaurant to Provide Residents Fresh, Prepared-at-Order Chicken in a Casual Dining Atmosphere

MURRAY, Ky. (August 4, 2011) Licensee Justin Harris will open the doors to Calloway County's first Zaxby's in Murray this Monday. The restaurant is located at 1209 N. 12th St., off of Highway 641. A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and Buffalo wings, Zaxby's will operate Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

″After much anticipation from area residents, we're excited to finally open our doors and welcome Murray residents to enjoy the great taste of Zaxby's, which they've been patiently awaiting,″ said Harris, owner of an existing Kentucky Zaxby's located in Franklin. ″We've been working toward opening a Zaxby's here for a long time, and with the community's support, our dream has finally become a reality. We look forward to serving our neighbors in Murray.″

The new restaurant showcases Zaxby's new interior design, which includes floor-to-ceiling brick walls, larger windows providing more natural light, modernized tables and booths and a new color scheme, all complemented by an eclectic mix of photography. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will provide comfortable, modernized booths and tables with a seating capacity of 72.

 Lance Phillips will serve as the new restaurant's general manager and 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 Phillips.

The new location will be the 17th for the state. Zaxby's operates nearly 530 locations in 12 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, 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 — Tater Chips (home-style potato 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.

About Zaxby's

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. Zaxby's operates nearly 530 locations in 12 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit www.zaxbys.com.

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