Zaxby’s, a franchised chain of casual dining restaurants offering chicken wings, chicken fingers, sandwiches and salads, broke ground on CC Camp Road recently. The company operates primarily in the Southeastern United States with more than 600 locations.
The new facility will be built adjacent to Walmart. The general contractor for the construction project is U.S. General Construction, Inc.
“We’ll have this baby all done and turned over by late summer,” said Jerry Strogner, superintendent of the project.
“Right now we’re doing the grading, and prepping slab, getting ready to pour footings,” said Strogner.
According to Strogner, the 43,000-square-foot project will include parking spaces on all sides.
Strogner, of Mooresville, said he drives to the site daily. “Normally I am on the job building in Florida in other states. It’s good to be local,” he said.
Strogner said the general contractor is overseeing the project, but many of the sub-contracts were bid out to local companies.
“They’re pretty good at understanding the need to keep people working,” he said.
The first Zaxby’s restaurant opened in Statesboro, Georgia, in March 1990. The company’s first restaurant outside of Georgia was opened in September 1994 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Zaxby’s now operates in 15 states.
Zaxby’s is “The Official Chicken of Sports Fans” and has collective intellectual property rights at nearly 30 Division I colleges through 2015 through a deal with their football and basketball teams. The sponsorship, brokered by IMG College, includes schools across every state where Zaxby’s is located, representing six major athletic conferences.
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