Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

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Lexington, Kentucky

Houston, Texas

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Gus’s president Wendy McCrory said Wednesday she expects it to triple its number of locations in the near future. “[We’ll grow at a pace of] maybe six to 10 stores a year. … If we had a year where no stores open, that would be okay, too,” McCrory said. “[But] I would be surprised if we didn’t have 60 stores [in the next five years].”

What makes Gus’s chicken so perfect? It starts with the skin, which is deep-fried to the color of bourbon while remaining brittle, with the crunch of an eggshell. Then lurking below that crunch is a subterranean flesh so moist and tender that it almost defies reality. While the textural interplays are superb, the flavors are even better, as a bold saline note underlines all that amiable spice.

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we picked Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. It’s located just off I-75 which means easy off and easy on, and that’s a must when you’re road trippin’. Point blank, Gus’s rocks!

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At its best, the fried chicken at Gus’s shatters under tooth, the skin and meat animated by the chain’s signature chile pepper heat, pronounced but not overpowering. When you have the nerve to describe your chicken as “world famous,” you better back it up. Gus’s often does.

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