Zack's Family Restaurant
Zack's Family Restaurant

Zack's owner Zack Whaley named Small Business Person of the Year

2016 10 11 dothan eagle danny tindell photo of zack whaleyDANNY TINDELL / DOTHAN EAGLE Zack’s restaurant owner Zackery Whaley poses for a photo at his restaurant in this Dothan Eagle file photo.

dothan eagle matt elofsonPosted on Oct 11, 2016
by Matt Elofson
Crime and courts reporter
Zack Whaley, known by many as the owner of Zack’s Family Restaurant, was named Tuesday as the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce’s small business person of the year.

“In a nutshell, I’m just elated we won and it just proves hard working people can win sometimes,” Whaley said. “It’s really been a blessing to us.”

Zack’s is well known for its southern home cooking. Whaley has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years, opening his first restaurant at what he referred to as the old icehouse in Cottonwood. The building has since been torn down, and has been replaced by a Dollar General store.

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Slocomb restaurant expanding to Dothan

Several days a week, locals drive the 20 or 30 miles one way - depending on where they are coming from — just to eat at a country-style restaurant called Zack in the small Geneva County town of Slocomb. They come because it is food worth driving for.

As of next Monday, the drive for many gets shorter. Zack’s Family Restaurant owner Zack Whaley is opening a second location in north Dothan at 1495 Headland Ave., just inside Ross Clark Circle behind Cowboy’s gas station

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Zack's - As good as it gets

dothaneaglecom-logoby Emily Kulavich | Dothan Eagle
Published: November 16, 2011
DOTHAN, Ala.

When I am craving Southern food, it doesn’t get any better than Zack’s.

Originally a Slocomb joint, the restaurant expanded to Dothan several years ago, making it that much easier to get a fried-goodness fix.

There’s really nothing bad about Zack’s, except for maybe the calorie count and the line for Sunday lunch. The food is always good and the service is quick. For about $10, you get a meat, three sides, a dessert, bread and a drink.

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