A shareable appetizer that you’ll want to eat by yourself.

By Tim Nelson
Updated March 12, 2020
Credit: Zaxby's

No matter what’s going on in the world, there are few appetizers that provide warmth and comfort quite like the classic fried pickle. From the crispy crunchiness to the salty, briny satisfaction to be found inside, there really are few better ways to start a meal, especially when you’ve got the right dipping sauce on the side.

Thankfully, Zaxby’s fans, who have for too long been deprived of such a special treat, can now experience the joy of the fried pickle once again. After disappearing from the menu of this southern fast casual staple in September 2016, these thin dill pickle slices coated in a perfect cornmeal are back on the Zaxby’s Shareables menu. What a relief.

The Zaxby’s powers that be saw fit to bring these back, because they know that a six ounce serving of lightly breaded fried pickles paired with a ranch dipping sauce is what the people need in times like this.

“We think our guests will be thrilled that this fan favorite is back and better than ever,” Zaxby’s CMO Joel Bulger told QSR Magazine. “Fried Pickles are the perfect addition to any meal.” He’s not wrong!

If you were holding out hope that you’d just be able to eat Zaxby’s pickles indefinitely for the rest of your life, you might want to strap in for some unwelcome news. It turns out that just like last time around, the return of fried pickles will be a limited time offer. You can grab them between now and May 10, which should at least give you a little bit of time to stock up.

The world needs fried pickles now more than ever. Let’s all give a quick shoutout to Zaxby’s for making it just a little bit easier to find them.