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Scanlon bringing Taziki’s Mediterranean Café franchise to Lexington, will feature healthy fare


Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is coming to Lexington. Opening April 18 on Southland Drive in Lexington, the unique Mediterranean Café will provide insanely fresh, delicious, and healthy food for fast casual restaurant-goers.

The Taziki’s franchise in Lexington is owned and operated by The Zenith Company, the next adventure of local entrepreneur and restauranteur, Mike Scanlon. Taziki’s commitment to deliciously healthy fare, a community restaurant experience, and philanthropic endeavors make it a great fit for Scanlon and Central Kentucky.

Taziki’s is committed to fresh, and they prove it by eliminating freezers, microwaves and fryers in the restaurant. Food is prepared fresh daily. The menu includes grilled fish, shrimp, chicken, beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, lamb, and vegetables, as well as salads, gyros, roll-ups and other delicious, healthy options. The restaurant also features a wine and craft beer selection.

Food is prepared fresh daily. The menu includes grilled fish, shrimp, chicken, beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, lamb, and vegetables, as well as salads, gyros (pictured), roll-ups and other delicious, healthy options. The restaurant also features a wine and craft beer selection (Photo Provided)

Food is prepared fresh daily. The menu includes grilled fish, shrimp, chicken, beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, lamb, and vegetables, as well as salads, gyros (pictured), roll-ups and other delicious, healthy options. The restaurant also features a wine and craft beer selection (Photo Provided)

Taziki’s designed its concept with community in mind and is working to build relationships with those who dine there.

“Our commitment is to build personal, one-on-one relationships with our guests, and using the skills of our people and our financial resources to help our communities thrive. Our Managers and their teams will play a key role in that commitment,” said Scanlon.

Commitment to their community is an area of emphasis in the hiring process, as well as day-to-day operations.

“Those who don’t enjoy or find value in building relationships with others need not apply,” Scanlon added.

Taziki’s is currently accepting applications to hire up to 50 front of house and kitchen employees, and is devoted to providing a work environment in which all of its employees can thrive. Applicants are encouraged to apply in person, Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 117 Southland Drive.

Reflecting their strong commitment to their community, Taziki’s is very proud to announce its support and partnership with Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

Rachel Childress, Executive Director of Lexington Habitat for Humanity, said, “We are very excited about our new partnership with Taziki’s, where the food is fresh, healthy and delicious and the Company is committed to our community. Habitat relies on generous and compassionate partners who believe in our vision that everyone has a decent place to live. We are grateful the Tazkiki’s family will be helping our families by providing opportunities for decent, affordable home ownership and loving our neighborhoods through home repairs and other neighborhood projects.”

Taziki’s has pledged to build one new Habitat home every year, and team members are encouraged to volunteer with the organization throughout the year.

“Lexington is where I have built a great life, raised a family and been blessed to have enjoyed much financial and personal success,” said Scanlon. “I have a passion for Lexington, and I have become convinced the Taziki’s brand of healthy, craveable food and philanthropic culture will add to Lexington’s quality of life, giving the Zenith Company an opportunity to pay back some of that success.”

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café will open its doors to the community at 117 Southland Drive on April 18. For more information about Taziki’s, please visit Taziki’s Mediterranean Café (Lexington, KY) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tazikislexington and for more information regarding employment opportunities, please call 859-286-3082.

The Zenith Company is the next adventure of local entrepreneur and restauranteur, Mike Scanlon. The company’s founding principles are based on Scanlon’s beliefs of what is required of a business in order to be truly successful: A strong commitment to community, providing a place for team members to thrive and building economic prosperity. The Zenith Company will utilize Scanlon’s experience with hundreds of restaurants throughout the United States to own and operate restaurants, as well as to provide his expertise to others in the industry.

From Zenith Company Communications


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