Zaxby’s has been selected by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers 2021. Zaxby’s ranks 111th overall but reigns supreme in the restaurants category when compared to its competitors, beating out Chick-fil-A (133), Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers (251) and Wendy’s (483).

“Being selected to Forbes 2021 America’s Best Large Employers list is recognition of the great work all our Zaxby’s employees do each and every day,” says Zach McLeroy, Founder and CEO. “We want to thank our licensees and team members for their dedication and servant leadership to make Zaxby’s one of the best employers in the nation.”

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations.

Zaxby’s, in the midst of a Chicken Sandwich War, recently joined forces with Goldman Sachs and is looking to continue to grow the brand profitably with the guest-focused approach that has made Zaxby’s the best Chicken quick-service restaurant employer in the nation.

“We’re honored to be named one of America’s Best Large Employers and to lead all Chicken [quick-service restaurants] in the restaurant category,” McLeroy adds. “It’s a testament to what our employees and franchisees have helped us accomplish over the last 30 years and positions us well for national expansion.” 

To further prove that Zaxby’s is one of the best premium quick service chicken restaurants in the nation, it has been perfecting the size, taste and flavor profile of its indescribably delicious new Signature Sandwich in select test markets, only to announce during this year’s Super Bowl that something BIG is coming to all chicken loving Americans.

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