With construction recently started, the first Zaxby’s location in Hammond is coming soon to 370 S. Morrison Blvd. A fan favorite for chicken fingers and wings, the new fast-casual restaurant is scheduled to open in Spring 2017.
This location will be the fourth location for licensees Nick Carter and Haley Davis and the 14th for the brand in Louisiana. “I have been with the brand for 17 years, starting as a cook in college and gradually working my way up and Haley has been involved with Zaxby’s for 10 years. We are both excited about opening this location in Hammond,” said Carter. “I believe in the brand–love the product, the atmosphere, the family-friendliness and the company’s values. I feel the Hammond community will embrace Zaxby’s for the same reasons and look forward to being part of the growth of this thriving area.”
With seating for 92, the new 3,800-square-foot location will reflect the Zaxby’s farmhouse design. Highlighting the brand’s commitment to its guests’ overall dining experience, the layout offers guests a high-end, fast-casual experience, with redesigned exteriors, dining areas and kitchens. Additionally, the variety of seating options accommodates different-sized groups, and Wi-Fi makes for an enjoyable dining experience.
“We’re currently seeking a team of more than 40 members from the local Hammond area,” said Carter. “Our goal is to help residents grow in their careers with us through some of our great employee incentives.” Interested candidates can visit the store to apply in person.
Zaxby’s currently operates in 17 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah 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 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.
Hammond Zaxby’s guests will enjoy the Coca-Cola Company’s proprietary drink fountain, Coca-Cola Freestyle.The sleek, 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 its newest addition, 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 the Birthday Cake, Banana Pudding and the Chocolate Cookie. They are rich and creamy, hand-blended, and are topped with whipped cream.