Donation includes up to 30% of sales generated from 17 local participating restaurants
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (August 30, 2013)—Licensees representing the 17 area Zaxby’s restaurants who participated in the recent “Cause Card Campaign” jointly announced today that $103,978 was raised during the 10-day campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. This donation will be used to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the 49 counties of eastern North Carolina.
“We are truly overwhelmed by the incredible support we received from our guests during this campaign,” said licensee Tom Little who owns the Clayton, Goldsboro and Knightdale locations, as well as two locations in Raleigh. “We would not have been able to make this contribution without the commitment from all of the licensees who generously signed up for the program.”
“Zaxby’s is a valued national partner who continues to demonstrate its dedication to Make-A-Wish,” stated Kristen Mercer Johnson, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. “We are fortunate and extremely grateful for the support of all of the owners and operators who serve our local communities.”
Guests who dined at the local participating Zaxby’s during the campaign had 10% of their bill donated. Each time a guest returned to Zaxby’s and made a subsequent purchase between August 12 and August 21, the donation increased by 10%, with a maximum of 30%. Participating Zaxby’s locations included Cary, Clayton, Durham, Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Hope Mills, Knightdale, Lillington, Lumberton, North Raleigh, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, and the newest location in Wake Forest.
About Zaxby’s An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. Zaxby’s ranked number one in the chicken segment and number five in the nation for total sales by Technomic in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report. Consumers ranked Zaxby’s as the Most Craveable Fast Casual in America, in Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics program, and the chain was listed as one of the 12 Best Franchise Deals in 2013 by QSR Magazine. In honor of the thousands of children the restaurant chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish®. The company operates more than 580 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, zaxbysfranchising.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys