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Construction Resumes On Chamblee's Zaxby's

Looks like the restaurant may get finished after all.


A few months ago we reported that construction seemed to have stopped on the new , in the Lowe's parking lot.

Well, the other night I was on my way to a meeting and saw that some recent progress seemd to have been made. My hastily snapped photo shows the exterior of the building has been brick-laid.

A Zaxby's representative told us some weeks back that , so we'll see.

Frisco September 09, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Why did it stop?
Karen September 09, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I saw workers out there on Thursday, Sept 6th.
Political Gadfly September 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Frisco My educated guess is that the franchisee's financial statement wasn't vetted well enough to reveal that he/she couldn't really afford to see the building of the Zaxby's in front of Lowe's through to completion. The parent company would usually have two choices if that were the case. Take the franchise back and finishing building the restaurant as a company store. The other choice would be to sell the location to another franchisee either as a first store or an additional store for a multiple store franchisee.
Mike Caldwell September 10, 2012 at 03:13 AM
From what I hear the franchisee's bank failed, had to start over...
Political Gadfly September 10, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Thanks Mike. Strange things happen in the fast food business. I spent over 10 years in the fast food business on the advertising side so nothing surprises me. I worked with several single store franchisees up to one that owned 500 Hardee's. I appreciate the input.
Jack of Kings September 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I heard the same thing. The bank that initially approved the franchisee's loan failed and the funds were not forthcoming to complete the store. The franchisee got another loan from another bank...finally.
Eric H September 11, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Yep the bank is the story. I'm just thrilled that we will finally get another fast food restaurant with a drive through window because I hate having to drag my butt out of my car to get fattening food and High Fructose Corn Syrup laden soda!
selena r. November 10, 2012 at 05:47 PM
This Guy ^ yeah you always have something negative to say keep your mouth shut cause nobody values your opinion!

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