Monday, June 1, 2009

Zaxby's (Mooresville)

I was first introduced to Zaxby's when I was dating my wife. During a trip to SC, my wife pulled us into the parking lot, and said, "You've gotta try this." We went in, and she ordered an Italian Chicken Sandwich. It consisted of Zaxby's chicken fingers, with tomato sauce and melted cheese, thrown between two buttery slices of Texas toast. It was amazing, and I was hooked.

Unfortunately, Zaxby's no longer has the Italian Chicken Sandwich (BOOOOOOO!). But they do have a great buffalo chicken salad (YAAAAY!). It's called The Blue.

When I walked into the Zaxby's in Mooresville, I entered a fast food restaurant that looks much more like a TGI Friday's than a KFC. The walls were covered with NASCAR memorabilia and old-ish looking signs and objects. The restaurant appears clean, and the floor is (purposely) stained concrete. I approached the counter and placed my order.

The Blue is a salad consisting of "mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, roma tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, fried onions, and Buffalo Fingerz or blackened chicken with Texas toast." I chose the Buffalo Fingerz, and was quite happy with my selection. The salad was fresh with crisp lettuce and ripe tomatoes. And the fried buffalo chicken was warm and delicious with a tangy yet spicy kick.

I have to admit, I have a real weakness for buffalo chicken salads. If I see one on a menu, there's a high chance that's what I'll be ordering. And this salad really didn't disappoint. I wish that there had been a little more chicken. But there was plenty available, and in all honesty, the last thing I need right now is more fried chicken.

I've got a soft spot for Zaxby's, created by the Italian Chicken Sandwich. But their buffalo chicken fingers will keep me coming back, whether they're in a sandwich or a salad.

Restaurant Info:
Atmosphere: 4/5 (much better than a standard fast-food restaurant)
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Total: 11/15
Price: $ (soda and salad were less than $10)
Kid Friendly: Yes. They offer a few days where kids eat at a discounted rate. Call them at the number below to learn the details.

Conclusion: If you're looking for chicken fingers, this is the place to go. Good atmosphere, and very good food.

Restaurant Info:
138 Williamson Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
p) 704-799-8704

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