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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“It attracts people and families from all walks of life,” said Oyler, a University of Kentucky graduate who was introduced to the Gus’s concept while working after graduation as a financial adviser in Memphis, Tennessee. “And everyone’s always happy. … With everything that’s going on in the world, everyone just puts that all aside and comes in and equally enjoys the chicken.”

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