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One of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in America has expanded to Greenwood.
Beginning in 1990 with a single location in the college town of Statesboro, Georgia, the chain now boasts more than 700 locations across 16 states. The new restaurant at 1274 North Emerson in Greenwood will be the first of three Zaxby’s restaurants to open in Johnson County in the next two years. This location is slated to open its doors in mid-November near the intersection of Emerson Avenue and County Line Road across from Walmart.
New Greenwood Location
The Greenwood location is Franchise Owner Jeff Furlin’s initial foray into the restaurant trade. Having 20+ years of experience running various other retail businesses, he was drawn to the growth and success of Zaxby’s in other markets.
However, restaurant management is nothing new to Zaxby’s Operating Partner Bryan Bruce. Bryan met Jeff five years ago when he stepped out of the food service industry and began working at one of Jeff’s “Aaron’s” locations.
But since Bryan had 23 years of restaurant management experience, he was the clear choice to be part of this new Zaxby’s team. So Bryan’s decision to pull up stakes and move to Greenwood was two-fold: to run the day-to-day operations and to become involved in the local Greenwood community and be true to the Zaxby’s mission statement.
Zaxby’s success is rooted in its mission statement: “Consistently create encore experiences that enrich lives, one person at a time.” This philosophy is not only the driving force behind the company’s pursuit to provide fresh, delicious food and excellent customer service, but it’s also what helps the company create a fun work atmosphere for employees. This community-driven and people-focused restaurant chain will be a perfect addition to the Greenwood area.
The Dining Experience
Originally a Southeast chain, Zaxby’s achieved tremendous growth and moved westward and northward. The fast-casual concept is a perfect blend for those seeking a freshly-prepared, delicious meal at a price point that won’t break the bank.
For added convenience, Zaxby’s also provides drive-thru, phone-in and online ordering services to meet the needs of the customers on-the-go. They also offer a variety of Party Platterz and boxed lunches perfect for any family gathering or special occasion.
Zaxby’s most popular items are the hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and Wings, smothered in a choice of nine sauces with zesty names such as Wimpy, Tongue Torch, Nuclear and Insane.
The menu also offers an assortment of Zalads. Each Zaxby’s Zalad is prepared with a choice of grilled chicken breast or chicken tenders, three kinds of lettuce and a variety of unique, fresh toppings. All Zalads are assembled after the order is placed, making them fresher than pre-made. Additionally, Zaxby’s offers innovative Zappetizers including their Crinkle Cut Fries, which have a cult-like following all their own.
Always on the lookout for quality employees, Zaxby’s wants the opportunity to help develop them as members of the community as well. If you are interested in joining the Zaxby’s team, visit Work4Zaxbys.com or go see Bryan and his team of managers at this new location.
1274 N. Emerson Ave.
Greenwood, IN 46143