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Zaxby’s Zensation Zalad and Sandwich Meal

While some fast-food restaurants engage in a friendly social media war about their chicken sandwiches, Zaxby’s introduced a new sandwich of their own that is unlike any other.

Zaxby's sign

The Zensation sandwich is a spin-off of the seasonal, popular Zensation Zalad which was introduced in 2008.

Zaxby's Zensation

The Zensation Zalad is made with made-to-order hand-breaded chicken fingers that are cut into pieces and placed atop a bead of chopped mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots and wonton strips.

The salad is further topped with Zaxby’s Asian slaw and drizzled with honey sesame teriyaki.

The salad is served with a vegetable eggroll and a packet of citrus vinaigrette dressing.  Personally, I find that the honey sesame teriyaki drizzle is enough and that the salad does not need the additional salad dressing.

Zaxby's Zensation salad

Zensation Zalad Nutritional Information

The Zensation Zalad has 810 calories which include the eggroll (120 calories) and a packet of the citrus vinaigrette dressing (140 calories). With the fried chicken, eggroll, and citrus vinaigrette, the Zalad contains 40g of total fat and 72g of total carbohydrates.

Zaxby's Zensation salad and egg rolls

The new Zensation sandwich is served as part of a meal which includes the star sandwich that is made with a Zaxby’s hand-breaded chicken filet topped with crunchy Asian slaw, crispy wonton strips, and creamy citrus vinaigrette – all served between two slices of their delicious Texas Toast.

The meal is served with crinkle-cut French fries, an eggroll, and a drink of choice.  (Zaxby’s serves Coca-Cola products – look for the Coca-Cola Freestyle® machines.)

Zaxby's Zensation meal

Zensation Sandwich Meal Nutrition Information

The Zensation Sandwich, fries, and eggroll have 1,340 calories, 68 grams of fat, and 138 grams of carbs.  With a diet soda or water, there are no additional calories or carbs. 

Zaxby's Zensation sandwich and fries

These special dishes are only available until October 20th.  If you are looking for something a little lighter, check out my post about Healthy Fast Food Options at Zaxby’s.

About Zaxby’s

Founded by childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley in 1990, Zaxby’s is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where customers are considered friends.

Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit

Have you tried either the Zensation Zalad or the Zensation Sandwich?  What did you think?

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