Zaxby’s Franchising Inc., based in Athens, Ga., has been expanding its “Chicken Fingerz” empire westward. In Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 100 census, the company rose to No. 42 in the Latest Year, based on U.S. systemwide sales rankings, from No. 45 in the Preceding Year.
Founded in 1990, Zaxby’s markets itself as “an alternative to fast food,” offering in addition to chicken tenders a menu of traditional and boneless wings, sandw