May 03, 2018

Rumor No More: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken Opens Houston Location (Update)


Update: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken officially opened its Houston location May 7 after holding soft opening hours over the weekend, according to Eater Houston. The company's website lists store hours for the Houston location — at 1815 Washington Ave. — as 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 

The original story from May 3 appears below.

It’s official: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to Houston. 

The chicken chain, known for its hot-and-spicy fried chicken, has the Bayou City listed as a future location on its website. Both the Houston Chronicle and PaperCity Magazine report that the store will open at 1815 Washington Ave., across from B&B Butchers, this May. 

Houston-based Braun Enterprises owns the property at that site, per the developer's website. Braun renovated the 4,000-square-foot building with a 600-square foot-patio.

Rumors that the Tennessee-based chain would come to Houston have been circling for a few years. Houston owner-franchisee Brad Blodgett opened a Gus’s in Austin in 2014 and said he wanted to bring the restaurant to Space City. The chain also has a location in Fort Worth. 

Originally, Blodgett planned to open a Gus’s last spring, but permitting and construction issues stalled progress, PaperCity reported. 

Well over 60 years ago, the chain started in Mason, Tennessee, and was served from the backdoor of a tavern. Since then, Gus’s has expanded across the U.S. with more than 20 locations in 12 states including Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and even as far north as Chicago and Detroit. 

Read original article here.