Bush’s Chicken has made its name with Southern-style fried chicken, sweet tea and speedy drive-thru service for lunch, dinner and snacks. Dine-in and car-hop service are also available as is catering. Southern sides such as fried okra, jalapeño poppers and macaroni and cheese complete the menu. Keith Bush founded the value-focused, family-oriented concept in 1996, and Hammock Partners LLC bought it in 2005, moving headquarters from Waco, Texas, to Austin. Bush has remained with the company, overseeing franchising growth, with units, all in Texas, now at 50.

LocationAustin, Texas
2012 Systemwide Sales$32,000,000*
% Change in Sales10.3%
2012 U.S. Units49
2012 Average Unit Volume$705,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2013