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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Memphis, TN, USA

If you visit Memphis, you must grab a bite at Gus’s Fried Chicken! They serve up delicious, crispy chicken made with a family recipe that is over 60 years old!

The original restaurant, 'Maggie's Short Orders',  was set up by Ms Maggie and Na Vanderbilt in Mason in 1973. In 1984, Na's son, Vernon 'Gus' Bonner, who inherited the recipe, changed the name to 'Gus's World Famous Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken'. Wendy McCrory opened the Memphis location in 2001. She had loved Gus’s so much she began working at the Mason location on weekends, alongside the Bonner family, learning as much as she could! Today, there are 22 locations, and Maggie and Na's original recipe is evident in every delicious bite. 

Enjoy a selection of fried chicken meals, from individual pieces to a half chicken! Also, indulge in the plethora of sides available, including baked beans, mac and cheese, seasoned fries and slaw. Finish up with a sweet slice of pie!

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