The national rollout of Zaxby’s acclaimed Signature Sandwich is underway. All 909 locations across the brand’s 17-state footprint are now stocking the no-longer-secret weapon first launched in test markets in October 2020. During the test, Zaxby’s new Signature Sandwich exceeded the performance of the existing hand-breaded fillet by 600 percent.

“When it comes to portion size, flavor and quality ingredients, Zaxby’s is in it to win it,” says Joel Bulger, CMO. “While we may not be the largest brand competing in the sandwich war, I’m confident we have the right ingredients to win on taste and make chicken sandwich enthusiasts switch to Zaxby’s.”

The Signature Sandwich features a double hand-breaded fillet, with three thick-sliced, crinkle-cut pickle chips and served on a buttery toasted, split-top potato bun with a choice of Zax Sauce or Spicy Zax Sauce. An internal skirmish has broken out over which sauce is the winningest, with 60 percent of customers choosing the classic Zax over the newer spicy version, which packs a whallop of zesty flavor.

Back on October 26, the company fired off the tweet that reignited the chicken sandwich wars. Since then, numerous brands have entered the fray. Zaxby’s is actively engaging in the battle of the brands on social media and converting customers daily with the distinctive taste and impressive size of its singular Signature Sandwich.

Zaxby’s commemorated the national rollout with a “buns fired” tweet and a “basic training” TikTok video showing employees gearing up for the big day. Prior activations include a military-themed code name generator for brand loyalists and Chickenflage uniforms for team members on the front lines. Zaxby’s has created a series of saucy Giphy stickers so Signature Sandwich supporters can share their experiences via Instagram Stories.

Zaxby’s call to action for new converts is to download and register for Zax Fanz Club via the app to receive a free Signature Sandwich. Existing Fanz Club members can enjoy the enhanced Zax Rewards program by ordering ahead on the app or scanning at the store.

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