Police: York County Zaxby’s chicken restaurants hit by food scammers

Police in Rock Hill and York County are investigating an alleged scam that has run over $300 by a couple demanding replacement food at three Zaxby’s restaurants, but the scammers never placed the original order.

The latest caper happened late Tuesday night at the Rock Hill Zaxby’s on Heckle Boulevard, when the couple came into the store around 10:30 p.m. and created a scene inside the store by demanding food to replace a wrong order, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report. Employees, because of the ruckus caused by the couple, gave the couple $25 worth of food and were able to get the suspects to leave.

The police report lists one of the suspects as a woman age 60.

A manager at the Heckle location told responding officers that Zaxby’s has been having problems at both Rock Hill stores, and the Fort Mill location, with the same people pulling the same scheme. Among the three stores that have been targeted, Zaxby’s has given the pair an estimated $300 in replacement food in past days for orders that were never placed.