In this section, we’ll tell you a little bit about who we are, where we’re coming from and how we do things – from the corporate level, on down to the values that drive our company and our people.

 Corporate vision – Guest-Focused Growth
  • Growth through Increased Guest Loyalty
  • Growth through Developing Talent
  • Growth through Increased Velocity
  • Growth through Expansion
Core values

Guest-Focused – Our success is linked to satisfied guests. We will keep the guest at the center of everything we do.

Develop Talent – We recognize that people are our most important asset. We strive to attract, motivate, recognize and develop the best, most diverse talent possible.

Operational Excellence – We execute our systems with excellence. We strive to achieve the highest quality possible in everything that we do.

Continuous Improvement – We deliver what we promise, but strive to deliver more than is expected. We will embrace change when it allows us to improve excellence.


Zaxby’s – How a great idea was hatched.

Step into the way-back machine and set the dials to 1990. Step into a world where Seinfeld isn’t a hit, Starbucks aren’t on every corner, and cell phones were way too big to fit in your pocket. But something is missing. There is no Zaxby’s.

That’s because childhood pals Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hadn’t invented it yet. They were still hanging out playing basketball at Zach’s, talkin’ trash and imagining it into being. They didn’t know much about the restaurant business. But they knew this much: the chicken they could find in Statesboro, Georgia, was okay, but not really fresh or zesty. And the local wing joints were good, but couldn’t touch the wing joints where they went to school. Plus, none of the local chicken places were fun or had any personality. So they dreamed up Zaxby’s. Right there. On the basketball court. Between Zach’s missed foul shots and Tony’s bricks from 3-point land. The rest, as they say, is chicken history.

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