Zaxby's Real Chicken to erect Midtown location

Fast casual chicken joint files plans for new Atlanta restaurant.

UPDATE (July 12, 2013): Zaxby’s opening Midtown restaurant July 15

Zaxby's Real Chicken is opening a Midtown location.

The franchised chain of fast casual restaurants filed a building permit application with City of Atlanta earlier this month to erect a new store, at 425 Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The brand new Zaxby's will be built where a now shuttered Church's Chicken stands. Church's will be demolished making way for the chicken restaurant.

An estimated $448,000 will be spent erecting the new 2,664-square-foot Zaxby's restaurant.

Athens, Ga.-based Zaxby’s operates more than 525 locations in 12 states.