In his younger days, when Zach McLeroy was a drummer in a band, he used to dream of the big encore performance.
The stage lights would go down, and the tingle of energy and excitement would build in the crowd as it started chanting for the band to return. But that dream didnâ€™t quite work out the way he had hoped.
McLeroy ended up selling his drums and used the money to start Zaxbyâ€™s Franchising Inc. with his friend, Tony Townley.
Now, McLeroy, who tended chicken houses as a teenager, leads the chicken restaurant chain as president and CEO and wants to create for his customers that same sense of excitement that comes from performing an encore at a concert.