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Zaxby's named America's most craveable chain

Zaxby's named America's most craveable chain

(WXIA) -- Zaxby's has been named America's "Most Craveable Fast Casual" restaurant for the second year in a row.

The Athens-based chicken chain received the honor from Technomic, a market research firm that focuses on the restaurant industry.

Technomic measures more than 60 elements of a guest's experience to determine the rankings. Zaxby's craveability can be attributed to its popular Chicken Fingerz and dipping sauces, especially the signautre Zax Sauce.

"We are continuously looking for new experiences and flavors to provide our guests, but it's also exciting for us to know that some of our very first menu items are still fan favorites to this day," Zaxby's CEO and co-founder Zach McLeory said. "We're delighted to know our guests have ranked us the most craveable for a second year, and will endlessly strive to provide them with exceptional flavors they can't get anywhere else."

Pizza Hut offering 50% off online orders

Pizza Hut offering 50% off online orders

(WXIA) -- Twenty years ago, Pizza Hut delivered its first-ever pizza to be ordered over the Internet.

Now, the pizza chain is celebrating this milestone by offering a half-off online deal for customers.

Medium and large Pizza Hut pizzas will be 50 percent off when ordered online now through Jan. 10.

Pizza Hut has also launched Hut Lovers, a loyalty program that provides members with exclusive deals.

A large pepperoni, mushroom and extra cheese Pizza Hut pizza was the first physical good ever purchased online, according to Pizza Hut chief marketing officer Carrie Walsh.

"We want to celebrate the fact that before consumers could buy books, clothes, music or vacation packages via the Internet, they could place an online order for a Pizza Hut pizza," Walsh said in a statement. "We're doing so by giving back to our customers who have helped us lead the way with digital innovations over the last 20 years."

Eat at Chili's to help Toys for Tots

Eat at Chili's to help Toys for Tots

(WXIA) -- 'Tis the season to give, and Chili's Grill & Bar is allowing customers to do just that.

On Monday, Dec. 9, Chili's diners can make a donation to Marine Toys for Tots by eating at one of the restaurant chain's many locations.

Simply mention the Toys for Tots fundraiser to a Chili's server for 10 percent of the check to be given to the organization.

Learn more and find your nearest Chili's at chilis.com.

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

Eat at Chili's to support Wounded Warrior Project

(WXIA) -- In honor of Veterans Day, Chili's is giving customers an easy way to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Chili's diners have the option of donating 10 percent of their checks to the charity, which supports injured military personnel and veterans.

Simply download the flyer from the Chili's website and present it to a server to make a donation.

Vets and military members who eat at Chili's on Veterans Day -- Monday, Nov. 11 -- will be treated to free entrées.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Texas Roadhouse is kicking off a 10-day series of special events with a rib-eating contest for local high school coaches.

On Monday, Oct. 7, coaches from Cherokee, Harrison, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb, Pope and Sprayberry high schools will compete to see who can eat the most ribs.

The winning coach will receive 10 percent of the evening's proceeds for his football team.

The Battle of the Coaches contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by an applesauce-eating contest for children at 6:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 2475 Barrett Creek Parkway in Marietta. Learn more at the restaurant's Facebook page.

Restaurant to support Ga. Transplant Foundation

Restaurant to support Ga. Transplant Foundation

ACWORTH, Ga. -- This weekend, Henry's Louisiana Grill will hold a fundraiser for the Georgia Transplant Foundation.

Chef Henry Chandler received a liver transplant five years ago. Every September, he hosts a celebration in honor of Georgians who need life-saving transplants.

"This is our fourth Liverversary Celebration and every year it gets more exciting," Chandler said in a statement. "Last year we raised our biggest donation to date -- $15,000 -- and we hope to top that this year."

The fun will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. It will include an authentic Cajun dinner, music, dancing and a raffle for a mini iPad.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at chefhenrys.com.

Henry's Louisiana Grill is located at 4835 North Main Street in Acworth.

Acworth O'Charley's reopens

Acworth O'Charley's reopens

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The O'Charley's in Acworth has reopened after undergoing a major revitalization.

Changes to the restaurant include refurbished interior and exterior, updated menu items and enhanced booths with more floor space to accommodate big parties.

The Acworth O'Charley's is located at 3285 Cobb Parkway NW.