Zaxby's to soon add to fast food options in Seffner

First the area added a new Burger King, now the neighborhood lands the popular, chicken-focused fast food chain to complement the long-standing KFC.
Exterior of the soon to be opened Zaxby's location at 11709 Martin Luther King Blvd E. in Seffner. [Photo by Eric Vician]
Exterior of the soon to be opened Zaxby's location at 11709 Martin Luther King Blvd E. in Seffner. [Photo by Eric Vician]
Published January 10

For decades, the only quick-service chicken restaurant for Seffner residents has been KFC. If they were traveling home down W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, the choices ranged from the $5 fill ups to the famous bowls. Then, late last year came the announcement that Popeyes was bringing its New Orleans-style menu to the area — just a mile down the road.

Soon, locals will have a third fast food chicken option as Zaxby’s is putting the finishing touches on a new location at 11709 E Dr Martin Luther King Blvd E. The restaurant that started in 1990 in Athens, Ga. and continues to expand throughout the Southeast, prides itself on the various flavors and sauces it makes.

Whether you choose chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches or salads, Zaxby’s dresses your food in a quirky atmosphere with sauce options that range in intensity from “Wimpy” — preferred by 60 percent of customers according to its online poll — to “Nuclear.”

Seffner isn’t the only area where Zaxby’s is growing. The new location will be its seventh in Hillsborough County; a new Zaxby’s landed in Riverview less than two years ago as part of the new movie theater developmental sprawl. The company, founded by a couple of college friends while shooting hoops, has grown to more than 700 locations in 17 states.

If you are interested in working at Zaxby’s, want more opening information or if you just want to try a different chicken option and want to peruse the menu, visit Online ordering will be a future option as well.

The most popular meals at the fast casual eatery are its chicken finger and wing plates. They start at $7.69 for a four-piece finger meal and go up to $11.09 for six pieces. If you want to feed a group of 12-14 people, catering options start at $46.99 for 40 chicken fingerz – spelled with a Z of course.

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