It all started back in the early ‘90s when two young dreamers were hanging around their hometown, wondering why they couldn’t find any good chicken fingers and wings. That’s when Zach McLeroy and Towny Townley – friends since childhood – came up with the simple idea to serve great food in a fun atmosphere. They named it Zaxby’s, and they served only the freshest, most delicious Chicken Fingerz, Wings, Sandwiches and Zalads. The first Zaxby’s opened in 1990 in Statesboro, Georgia. The concept, one of the early quick casual restaurants, proved successful, and in 1994 Tony and Zach decided to franchise the brand. The results have been tremendous – with more than 500 restaurants across 12 states, and more on the way.