ATHENS, GA. – Zaxby’s, a fast-casual chicken chain known for chicken fingers, wings and signature sauces, named Vanessa Fox to the newly created position of chief development officer. In her new role at Zaxby’s, Fox will lead the Franchise Licensing and Development teams to establish continuity with restaurant design and construction. As Zaxby’s first CDO in the company’s 30-year history, Fox will report directly to co-founders Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley.
“I am thrilled to join Zaxby’s and strategically lead its growth plans,” Fox said. “I seek to build highly functioning and diversified teams to tackle projects and can’t wait to get to know Zaxby’s team members and learn about their goals, skills and aspirations.”
Fox joins Zaxby’s from Jack in the Box, where she was chief development officer. At Jack in the Box, she worked with business stakeholders to build, maintain and execute the company’s real estate strategy. Prior