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Iconic Memphis Chicken Joint Gus's Set To Fry In Austin

Respectable out-of-town chains opening in Austin: approaching trend status? Memphis-based Gus's Fried Chicken, so good that tipsters tell us it inspires fist fights over stolen bites, will open its first Texas location in the former Mongolian Grille space on San Jacinto Boulevard downtown. Reports the Austin Business Journal:

Gus's and local manager Robert Blodgett have leased their downtown location and are renovating the space. [Gus's rep Wendy] McCrory estimated that the restaurant would be opening in three to four months. They'll be hiring about 30 people.
The Austin Gus's is the chain's second location outside of Tennessee, but McCrory tells the ABJ, "We're not looking to have one on every corner. We're looking to keep it a destination."

Hungry to find out what's in store? Here's a segment from Man V. Food wherein Adam Richman avails himself of the crispy goodness.

· Gus's Fried Chicken Headed To Austin [ABJ]
· Gus's Fried Chicken [Official]
· All Gus's Fried Chicken Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]

[Photo: Gus's Fried Chicken/Google Maps/EATX]

Gus's Fried Chicken

117 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701