Zaxby's

The Southern Pines Town Council recently approved an architectural review request submitted by Zaxby’s for a new restaurant on U.S. Highway 15-501, adjacent to Chili’s. Plans call for a 3,654 square-foot building with a red brick exterior, similar to many of Zaxby's other locations. The restaurant will likely decorate the interior with sports memorabilia and artwork customized to Moore County's community interests.Zaxby's architectural rendering

Customers will access Zaxby's from Partner Circle, the four-lane road that also leads to Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Chili’s, Bonefish Grill, and other commercial businesses.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation is currently evaluating the need to add a traffic signal where Partner Circle and U.S. 15-501 connect. 

Calling itself a “fast-casual chicken restaurant,” Zaxby’s launched its first restaurant in Statesboro, Georgia in 1990, and recently celebrated the grand opening of its 800th location. One of the country’s fastest growing franchises, the chain also was named earlier this year to Forbes’ top 10 list of Best Franchises.  The restaurant features a menu of fried chicken and grilled chicken-based sandwiches and salads — or Zalads, as the company calls them.

In addition to Zaxby's, another national restaurant chain has Moore County on its radar for growth opportunities.  Huddle House, a fast food diner known for round-the-clock breakfast offerings and big portions, recently announced a strategic franchise growth initiative that specifically targets expansion in Southern Pines.

Huddle House anticipates opening one free-standing location in Southern Pines and maybe two or three more stores in the surrounding areas. The company is in the process of vetting prospective franchisee owners and welcomes interested applicants.

Architectural rendering courtesy of Zaxby's and The Pilot


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