Zaxby's Saturday & Today
People were camped outside Zaxby's Clinton Sunday night and into Monday morning - even as the grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony was going on in front of Clinton's newest restaurant.
City of Clinton, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce officials and others were on hand as the new restaurant opened officially. The Zaxby's Clinton grew staged a "trial run" for a full house of customers - the ZIPs invited by the company - for two hours on Saturday. The promise of free Zaxby's for a year for the first 100 guests today brought our tents and umbrellas where intrepid Zaxby's customers could find shelter while they waited to be eligible for the prize.
The restaurant has the newest style in Zaxby's decor.
With construction nearing completion, the newest Zaxby’s location in South Carolina is coming soon to 18926 Highway 72 near Clinton (official opening, Aug. 15).
A fan favorite for chicken fingers and wings, the new fast-casual restaurant is scheduled to open in early August and will celebrate the grand opening by giving away a Fanatic Pack of 52 Free Dealz — meaning a free item at Zaxby’s each week for a year — to the first 100 guests.
“This will be the second location in Laurens County for my business partner, Brian West, and me,” said Tony Quillen, co-licensee of the location. “We have been blown away by this community from the very beginning. The residents in this area have been so loyal to our brand, and we are thrilled to be offering them this new location.”
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.
Zaxby’s serves chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches, salads and more in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Zaxby’s is a pioneer of the fast-casual format, providing services and amenities that fall somewhere between fast food and a sit-down restaurant. At the new restaurant, customers will place their orders at the counter and will be called to pick up their prepared-at-order meals when they are ready.
With seating for 70, the new 3,800-square-foot location will reflect Zaxby’s prototype design that rolled out last year. Highlighting the brand’s commitment to its guests’ overall dining experience, the farmhouse design offers guests a high-end, fast-casual experience with redesigned exteriors, dining areas and kitchen.
Point-of-sale, televisions and digital menu boards will further enhance food quality and increase speed of service. This store will also have bus parking on property.
“We would like to hire 50 to 60 team members from the local area to fill different position levels at this new store,” said Quillen. “We love to be directly involved with the communities where we are located and cannot wait to continue that here in Clinton. Interested candidates can stop by the new location to apply.”
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.
Clinton Zaxby’s guests will enjoy the Coca-Cola Company’s proprietary drink fountain, Coca-Cola Freestyle. The 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 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 line of premium milkshakes, including Birthday Cake, Banana Pudding and Chocolate Cookie flavors.