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Returning Texas Fried Chicken Restaurant Closed Suddenly

J.T. Youngblood’s shuttered in Mueller

J.T. Youngblood’s fried chicken
J.T. Youngblood’s fried chicken
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J.T. Youngblood’s, the newest iteration of the long-lost renowned Texas fried chicken chain, is closed. Its last day of service on 1905 Aldrich Street in Mueller was yesterday, Sunday, December 16.

No specific reason was given for the shutter, according to the Facebook announcement. It just noted that “with a heavy heart[,] we have decided to close our doors.”

This J.T. Youngblood’s is a revitalization of the beloved-but-gone fried chicken chain Youngblood’s, which had locations across the state before it closed in the 1970s.

Behind the newer restaurant were Lenoir chef/owner Todd Duplechan; Jeffrey Weinberger, the original owner of fine-dining restaurant Jeffrey’s; and the former manager of Four Seasons restaurant Trio (which is no longer) Jeff Haber. The renamed restaurant came back in March 2017 with a menu of Southern-style fried chicken and chicken items, plus pie, shakes, sides, and more.

Eater has reached out for more information; watch this space for updates.

Our J.T. Youngblood’s family would like to inform you, with a heavy heart, that we have decided to close our doors....

Posted by J.T. Youngblood's on Sunday, December 16, 2018

J.T. Youngblood's

1905 Aldrich Street, , TX 78723 (512) 649-8333 Visit Website