Last updated: August 22. 2014 6:14AM - 879 Views
By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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A Zaxby’s executive provided insight on its Elkin grand opening, employment opportunities and special giveaways for its customers.

Zaxby’s is located at 540 CC Camp Road adjacent to the Elkin Walmart.

The grand opening is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8, according to J.J. DeRoy, who serves as director of market development for the franchise.

“Right now we’re on target with the date,” said DeRoy.

DeRoy said Zaxby’s expects to hire between 50 and 60 employees, plus an additional four or five to the management team.

“Some of the key values we’re looking for are smiling faces. We really try to find people that have compassion, problem-solving ability, and knows how to work in a fast-paced environment. We try to iron these things out during the interview,” said DeRoy. “We may be in X amount of states, but we want the quality to be from in-town and part of the Elkin fabric… That’s what we’re looking for.”

According to DeRoy, applicants may be age 16 years and older.

“To apply, everything is handled through our website. Applicants can also apply on Snagajob.com,” said DeRoy.

DeRoy said the chain plans of having a soft opening. “Our V.I.P. weekend features two events on Saturday and Sunday prior to the grand opening. One is for employees and their families. The other is for community leaders and media, typically reserved for the Sunday,” said DeRoy.

According to DeRoy, the soft opening allows for Zaxby’s to work out unexpected kinks that can arise and to test and train staff prior to grand opening.

On selecting Elkin, the executive said it’s a right fit for the brand.

“The key reason for selecting Elkin was because our brand seems to fit the culture and demographics there (Elkin). When we were site selecting…we wanted to be able to have a sustainable business in a town that’s growing,” said DeRoy.

DeRoy also stated that during the grand opening, the store will hand out 100 Fanatic Packs. The packs contain a deck of card with 52 free deals. Each week, the winner of the Fanatic Pack will be able to redeem select prizes.

Anthony Gonzalez may be reached on Twitter @newsgonz.

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