Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken
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When a place like Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken presents itself to you, you can be pretty sure that you are getting some of the best fried chicken around, and that’s before you even taste it.
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].”
Best Fried Chicken
BOM 1. Gus’s Fried Chicken
Memphis is a fried chicken capital, and Gus’s spicy, crispy, piping-hot bird provides diners with what may be the single most perfect bite in the flavorverse.
As for the spicy fried chicken — yes, it is fiendishly delicious, with its shatteringly crisp, mahogany-hued batter revealing tender meat within. The far-from-overpowering spice of the batter truly grows on you.
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.
58. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken, Memphis, TN
A Memphis eatery has been recognized by Yelp as a top 100 place to eat in the U.S. in 2016.
Not a bad standing, and keep in mind that it’s above some very chi-chi places, such as Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and just one place behind his cornerstone restaurant, The French Laundry.
Memphis-based Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will be debuting at 1815 Washington
Our anticipation for the world famous Gus’s Fried Chicken did not let us down either. I ate the biggest, tastiest breast on the planet served up by the friendliest wait staff.
After the win against Ole Miss, coaches had Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken delivered to the team bus
Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Discovering Gus’s World Famous Fried chicken in Memphis, Tenn.
Houston will soon have a new claim to chicken fame. You’ve heard rumbles, but now an opening date is in sight. Memphis classic Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is making its way to Washington Avenue.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, a growing chain that got its start in Tennessee in 1953 and has gained popularity ever since, has opened its third California restaurant on Long Beach Boulevard.
“When I first tried the food at Gus’s (in Memphis) it was definitely not only the best fried chicken I’ve ever had but also the best meal I’ve ever had,” said Raehan Qureshi, the franchise owner of the new Long Beach restaurant.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will soon bring its Memphis-style spicy bird to 2580 Long Beach Boulevard, EATER LA reported. Currently in Southern California, Gus’s has locations in the greater Los Angeles area on Crenshaw, as well as in Burbank.
A March food festival targeting millennials called Treat Yourself L.A. Who’s coming: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has thrown open the doors at its third metro Detroit location in Royal Oak.
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!
The Memphis-born spicy fried chicken chain has two other locations in metro Detroit: One in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood and another in Westland.
This Memphis-style fried chicken has drawn rave reviews, and franchise owners Gus Oyler and Will Ferguson said the fresh sides are just as good. The restaurant is also known for its homemade Southern pies, including chess and chocolate chess.
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.
For soul food, try the hot and spicy fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
I drove from Columbus to Memphis primarily to see Todd Snider, but Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken was also a factor, and I’ve considered making that trip many times just for the chicken.
A toss-up between Gibson’s in the Gold Coast and Gus’s Fried Chicken in the West Loop. – Zach Lavine
I’m not ordinarily content to eat an in empty lot. @GusFriedChicken #ABRoadEatsMemphis
Syndicate Lounge, Birmingham District Brewing Co. and Gus’s Fried Chicken plan to set up shop in a new downtown Birmingham redevelopment project.
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