Zaxby's opens in Petal

Zaxby's opens in Petal

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Zaxby's has officially opened in Petal.

This will be the first Zaxby's for Forest County.

The eatery hosted their grand opening Monday, and is located on 1122 Evelyn Gandy Parkway.

This location will be the first location for licensees William Young and Austin Young. This will be the 16th location for the brand in Mississippi.

"Petal is an ideal market to start our new business venture," said Young in an issued news release. "My family and I believe in the brand – we love the product, the atmosphere, the family friendliness and the company's values. We feel the Petal community will embrace Zaxby's for the same reasons and look forward to being part of the growth of this thriving area."

Zaxby's currently operates in 17 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

According to the news release, the restaurant will provide seating for 90, the 3,900 square foot new location will reflect the Zaxby's farmhouse design.