Monday, November 28 2022

Jeremy Pruitt doesn’t have many admirers outside the state of Alabama, but you can count an Atlanta-based fast food restaurant among those who are fans of the former Tennessee Vols head coach.

On Monday, SEC insider John Talty tweeted a short excerpt from his upcoming book “The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban” and it included an anecdote about Pruitt.

According to Talty, Pruitt was on a recruiting trip with Saban when the urge to eat hit. Pruitt suggested the pair hit Zaxby’s.

Saban had never heard of Zaxby’s, so he asked Pruitt “What’s a Zaxby’s?”

Pruitt explained Zaxby’s premise—it’s mostly just fried chicken—as “classier Chick-Fil-A.”

Here is the tweet:

Zaxby’s saw the story and replied “nailed”.

I’m not a big fast food guy, but I’ve eaten at Zaxby’s several times. The food is good. It will satisfy your hunger, but there are better options.

And one of those better options is Chick-Fil-A.

I don’t know which Zaxby’s Pruitt visited, but I never walked into one of their places and thought “man, this is just a classier Chick-Fil-A”.

Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that the man who had never heard of asparagus had questionable opinions about fast food.

The people running Zaxby’s Twitter account are probably the only people on the planet who agree with Pruitt on this one.

Featured Image via Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel via Imagn Content Services

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