Gus’s, one of the original hot fried chicken concepts, fueled its growth by trading on a 1953 family recipe. The menu star is the signature fried chicken, but Gus’s is also known for its Southern-style sides and pies. Service is fast casual, but decor is homey, with tables covered in checkered cloths. The restaurant has now expanded beyond its Memphis roots to 25 locations, extending to Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland and California.

LocationMason, Tenn.
2017 Systemwide Sales ($000)$47*
YOY Sales Change40.1%
2017 U.S. Units24
YOY Unit Change26.3%
2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,200*
Future 50 Year2018
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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