Just in Time for Summer, the Zaxby’s Menu Heats Up with Two New Arrivals

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Ready for a hot Zaxby’s summer? This season, you can count on the Southern hospitality joint for more than just its signature offerings of delicious Chicken Fingerz™, delectable wings, and an award-winning Signature Sandwich (that’s according to the website Thrillist, who gave Zaxby’s the honor of its Fasties Awards’ Best Fried Chicken Sandwich for two years running).

Not content to rest on its luscious laurels, the network of more than 900 Zaxby’s franchises in 17 states across the country is getting ready to fuel the season’s fun with two sizzling new menu additions. First, Zaxby’s has announced the limited return of its beloved Southwest Zalad®. Then, to satisfy those who want to celebrate summer with a nostalgic treat, they’re also announcing the arrival of a brand-new (but still classic) funnel cake. So, from getting your greens to savoring the sweetness of vacay, the chicken chain will be your one-stop shop for summer dining.

The Southwest Zalad: Crunchy, Zesty and Flavorful

Despite its near cult-level following, Zaxby’s Southwest Zalad hasn’t been on the menu since 2021. Composed of “fire-roasted corn, crunchy tortilla strips, freshly sliced Roma tomatoes and Cheddar Jack cheese nestled on crisp mixed greens, [and] topped with Zaxby’s grilled or hand-breaded chicken,” according to Patrick Schwing, Zaxby’s chief marketing and strategy officer, “the fresh, made-to-order Southwest Zalad is now available again systemwide, featuring our famous Texas Toast and Southwest Ranch dressing, adding a spicy kick that is not for the faint of flavor.”

Funnel Cake with Caramel Sauce: A Seasonal Classic with a Twist

Love the county fair but hate the long lines? Not to worry, Zaxby’s has you covered. For a limited time only, the chicken experts are adding funnel cakes to their summer menu. But Zaxby’s is giving the classic dessert a signature touch in the form of a side of caramel dipping sauce served with each order of the sugar-topped, batter-fried delicacy.

Want to try Zaxby’s seasonal salad or dessert offerings? Don’t wait too long. The Southwest Zalad is on the menu for a limited time only. Plus, it’s only available at participating Zaxby’s franchises and only while supplies last. The new funnel cake is also currently a limited offering, though it may return in the future if the Zalad’s comeback is any indication.

Ready to score some seasonal sweets or crunch? Try ordering ahead for pickup or delivery on the Zaxby’s app, the fastest-growing download in 2022 with an overall user rating of 4.7 in the App Store. Once you do that, you can get the added bonus of signing up for Zaxby’s loyalty program. The app has landed on both Newsweek’s and Statista’s lists of America’s Best Loyalty Programs, and signing up means you’ll start earning Zax Rewardz with every purchase (you get 10 points for every $1 spent), along with freebies and other special offers. But don’t worry — even if you don’t download the app, you can sign up for the full Zaxby’s experience online at