Zaxby’s Opens First Restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi

Zaxby's Opens First Restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi

Beloved chicken brand brings saucy goodness on June 12, 2023

Zaxby's Opens First Restaurant in Meridian, MississippiAthens, GA  (Restaurant News Release)  Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s®, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and legendary Zax Sauce®, is opening its first restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi, at 520 MS-19 South. The new Zaxby’s is owned and operated by MMS Chicken, Inc. and will open for drive-thru and dine-in on Monday, June 12.

“We’re eager to finally open our doors and welcome the Meridian community to come and enjoy our delicious chicken fingers and wings,” said Samuel Thomason, owner of MMS Chicken, Inc. “The opening of the restaurant has been a long time coming since early plans to open a location in Meridian developed back in 2014. We couldn’t be more excited to be part of and serve the Meridian community, not only with our phenomenal chicken, but also our community involvement.”

The roughly 2,900-square-foot restaurant will feature Zaxby’s iconic farmhouse-style design with a white exterior and new back-of-house equipment. The location will provide indoor seating available for up to 59 guests and offer expedited drive-thru service with a new double drive-thru layout for faster pay and pickup. For even faster service, customers may also order ahead online via as well as through the new Zaxby’s app available for download on Google Play and the App Store. Ordering delivery will also be available directly through the Zaxby’s app, or through delivery partners such as DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub and EZ-Cater beginning June 12.

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s serves fresh, prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz and wings tossed in a variety of bold and spicy sauces. The menu features the brand’s famous Signature Sandwich, its iconic Fried Pickles and the fan-favorite Loaded Fries. For a limited time, brand fans can still enjoy a free Big Zax Snak® Meal when downloading or updating the app and signing up for the new Zax Rewardz™ program for the first time. In addition, the Meridian location will offer first responders in uniform and active service personnel with valid military ID 10% off their order.

Thomason, a Mississippi resident and seasoned franchisee, owns multiple Zaxby’s restaurants in the state. The Meridian location will be the franchisee’s first in the area and is providing up to 65 new employment opportunities to the community. Interested applicants may visit the restaurant or visit to apply for all available positions.

Zaxby's Opens First Restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi

About Zaxby’s

Founded in 1990, Zaxby’s is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads with Southern hospitality and a modern twist. Zaxby’s iconic Signature Sandwich received Thrillist’s Fasties Award for Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in both 2021 and 2022. Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit or

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