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Zaxbys Raises Money to Grant 8 Wishes


May 30, 2012

Zaxby’s Raises More Than $59,000 to Benefit Make-A-Wish® and Help Grant Children’s Wishes

Nashville, TN - On April 30, 2012, Zaxby’s hosted its national convention for licensees and vendors at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Through a silent and live auction Zaxby’s raised a total of $59,460 to benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. To date, this is the largest direct auction donation Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee has received in its history.

The Grand Ole’ Opry theme at the event was apparent- attendees wore jeans, boots and cowboy hats, and the auction items were displayed on barrels. Some of the auction items included iPads, televisions, jewelry, sports equipment, high-end accessories, gift baskets and more. Thanks to the hard work and effort of the Zaxby’s team and the generous donations by their vendors Zaxby’s will help grant eight wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions throughout Middle Tennessee.

“We are proud to be a system-wide supporter of Make-A-Wish,” said Zach McLeroy, CEO and co-founder of Zaxby’s. “We are pleased that the money raised from our convention will grant the wishes of eight courageous children.” Zaxby’s became a sponsor of Make-A-Wish in 2011 and has donated a total of $250,000 to help grant 30 wishes to children across the country.

About Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 2000, over 1000 children have received an unforgettable wish experience throughout 38 counties in Middle Tennessee. To refer a child with a life-threatening medical condition, call 615-221-2200 Ext 111. Individuals can make donations or donate frequent flyer miles at , call 615-221-2200 Ext 112, or send donations to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, 8119 Isabella Lane, Suite 105A, Brentwood, TN 37027.

About Zaxby’s

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Jumbo Buffalo Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. Zaxby’s operates more than 545 locations in 12 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit


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Beth Torres
President & CEO
600 Hill Avenue Suite 201
Nashville, TN  37210

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
Fax : (615) 221-2233

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200