Zaxby’s CEO and co-founder Zach McLeroy will become company chairman, effective January 2022. Former El Pollo Loco executive Bernard Acoca will become Zaxby’s CEO.
McLeroy and Tony Townley founded Zaxby’s in 1990. The chain’s menu includes chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads. The company has more than 900 locations spanning 17 states. In November of 2020, Goldman Sachs acquired a stake in Zaxby’s to help drive the chain’s growth plans.