Welcome to Zaycon Fresh with Chicken Across America – A Note From Mike Conrad, CEO

Hey from Spokane, Washington!

Lots of exciting things happening here. First, I’d like to introduce you to Zaycon Fresh. It’s our new name. And it’s a better way to describe what we do: bring farmhouse-fresh food to families at warehouse prices.

But it’s more than that. We’re also bringing you more opportunities to save throughout the year, hitting over 1,200 locations across the country. Our trucks (and our friendly drivers!) will be coming your way for at least one major event every month or so. Check out our 2015 Calendar, where you can see all our upcoming events and pick-ups for the rest of the year at a glance.

Check Out Our 2015 Calendar
But I’ve got even bigger news! To celebrate, we’re launching “Chicken Across America”— our biggest sales event ever. For just $1.69/lb. you can buy the fresh, all-natural, boneless, skinless chicken breast that’s our claim to fame. Now that’s something to get excited about!
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So stay tuned and keep an eye on your inbox for opening day on April 13!

Zaycon Fresh is the next step on a journey that started a few years back. I was just a guy struggling to put food on my family’s table, any way I could. I was on food stamps. I did whatever it took.

Feeding your family shouldn’t be that hard. That was the idea behindZaycon. Some people told us we’d never get consumers to buy meat off a truck. We knew that to make this work, our products had to be extra-fresh, our prices had to be beyond good, and our drivers had to be super-friendly.

Since we had that bright idea, we’ve served hundreds of thousands of families in every corner of the country. Our drivers have become familiar faces in the community. Some of you even bring us cookies. We’ve built more than just a customer base. We’ve built an extended family.

We’re honored to have you as part of that Zaycon family, and we can’t wait to see you again.  We’re taking orders now for Bacon, Sausage Links, and other great products – and in just a few days, our signature chicken at just $1.69/lb!

You can save even more with our Refer a Friend program.  Share your personal referral link with friends and family and receive $5 in Zaycon Fresh credits the first time they order, and $1 for every order after that*. As long as they order, you keep earning! And there’s no limit to the amount you can earn. But hurry, because the $5 reward for the first-time orders ends on June 30, 2015.

So make room in the freezer. Fire up the grill. We’ll see ya in the parking lot!

Mike Conrad, Co-Founder and CEO
Mike Conrad
Co-Founder and CEO
*Credits issued after referred customer picks up prepaid order at a sales event. See details atzayconfresh.com/referrals.

Jamaican Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham by Spiceologist

Easter is here! If you’re still looking for a ham recipe that will knock everyones socks off, then look no further than this creative recipe from our friends at Spiceologist!  This Jamaican Dr Pepper Glazed Ham is easy and oh my goodness is it delicious.  Spicologist used Rasta Rub which is packed with cinnamon, clove and allspice – all perfect accompaniments to ham.  Add in some spicy Dr. Pepper and well, you just need to make it.  A few hours in the oven going low and slow and this ham will have your house smelling amazing.

Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/515802963549092651

Zaycon Foods and Chicken Soup for the Soul is a win for everyone!

kaylabbqZaycon Foods™, announced the launch of their relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods December 2014. It is now time for us to offer for sale several of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s food products including broths and meal builder sauces. They are available through Zaycon Foods’ unique direct-to-consumer model which emphasizes freshness, wholesomeness, and significant value by uniquely offering food that bypasses traditional retail channels.

The partnership was facilitated by Edward Martin, CMO of Zaycon Foods.“I’m excited to be able to put these two companies together and foresee the development of a valuable and long-term relationship.”

“We are working  with Chicken Soup for the Soul because it is a trusted company that shares our philosophy of offering quality, delicious food that’s premium quality at a significant value,” said Zaycon co-founder and CEO Mike Conrad. “It’s a beloved brand through its massive number of book titles and other products, and we look forward to expanding the reach of its food products by presenting them to our more than 400,000 registered users.”

“We were intrigued by Zaycon Foods’ unique business model of combining online ordering with farm-fresh foods that are delivered direct to consumers,” said Scott Seaton, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods. “It fits perfectly with our philosophy on freshness and quality combined to promote good health and wellness.  We look forward to our products reaching a large user base through Zaycon and a long-term beneficial partnership.”

Zaycon Foods customers looking to craft a delicious and convenient meal can use the Chicken Soup for the Soul Chili Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Sloppy Joe Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Meat Loaf Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, or Sesame-Ginger Meal Builders Cooking Sauce which are also available through Zaycon. Other Chicken Soup for the Soul food products will soon be available through Zaycon include a variety of delicious broths and meal builders.

To explore the lineup of delicious Chicken Soup for the Soul products, please visit http://www.zayconfoods.com/products/.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 21 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish new titles, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, a line of high quality food to bring people together for healthy meals, and a variety of licensed products and digital offerings, all inspired by stories. Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently expanded into visual storytelling through movies, television and a YouTube channel. Chicken Soup for the Soul is “changing the world one story at a time®.”

About Zaycon Foods

Now delivering to nearly 400,000 registered users at more than 1,400 locations across 48 states, Zaycon Foods is “How Smart Families Buy Big & Save Big.” The innovative company offers families a better way to save on fresh meat, fish, produce, and dairy items by selling in bulk directly from refrigerated trucks. The trucks make local deliveries in the parking lots of churches, businesses and schools, enabling consumers to save an average of 35% when compared to standard retail prices. Customers are alerted to upcoming delivery dates in their area by email and social media, and place orders online via a fast and simple process. Founded in 2009, Zaycon Foods is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. For more information, visit www.zayconfoods.com.

Mike Conrad, CEO of Zaycon Foods on The Tom Roten Morning Show

LISTEN: Mike Conrad, CEO of Zaycon Foods on The Tom Roten Morning Show!

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Willie.

The cool thing about being a Zaycon driver, is that they get to see the country, and sometimes meet some pretty famous people. Our driver, Terry, stopped by the Duck Dynasty headquarters where Willie Robertson was nice enough to get a photo with him. 201406091525511000

I am pretty sure that their truck is cooler than our trucks. Zayconfoods.com
 We love seeing our drivers in photos, so don’t be shy. You can send them to me at arah@zayconfoods.com and you just might see your face on our blog.

shout out

Just want to give a little shout out to our thoughtful customers in The Dalles, Oregon who helped our stranded driver, Randy, yesterday! I got this text from his wife:

“Some awesome customers came to the rescue and brought Randy some treats and food this evening after his traumatic afternoon of blown tires and being stranded on the freeway. They deserve a shout out….they were concerned about their driver. Warmed my heart!”

So thank you, whomever you are, from the entire Zaycon Foods Family!

 

media- explaining Zaycon Foods the easy way

Want to know exactly how Zaycon works? Check out our new video below:

Zaycon’s idea is simple. We want to bring you fresh, healthy food straight from the source.  There is no middle man, so it might feel weird the first time you order and you see that your picking up your food out of the back of a semi truck in the parking lot of a church. It’s a way to keep our costs down and give you the savings.  You can read some reviews from our customers on the right side of the blog, right over there —->>>

Chicken events are now open nationwide, go to www.zayconfoods.com  to place your order before it sells out.

Spokane customers boost their referral credits

What started as a printing blunder turned out as a great opportunity to help our customers earn referral credits. The Spokane office had printed 10,000 door hangers promoting the summer ground beef sale, but not considering the time it took for the printing company to produce a good product, it was too late to use them. The office staff put there heads together and decided to print 10,000 stickers to attach to the door hangers making them official “chicken sale” door hangers instead.

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The problem we still had was how do we distribute 10,000 door hangers to all the hungry bargain shoppers out there.

The birth of an Idea

A question was posed in a high level closed door special door hanger meeting:

“Hey! Zaycon is growing anyway right?”

“Yes we are”

“Why not offer our customers a chance to distribute these door hangers and allow them to get referral credits from the new customers that register as a result of the door hangers?”

BAM! There you have it. So far so good.  The response of our customers in Spokane has been amazing.

OK America, we want to know your thoughts on this. Would you like to take a walk in your neighborhood with a few door hangers to help your Zaycon dollar go even farther? 

Email Matt@zayconfoods.com for more information.