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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has been drawing big crowds in Memphis for years and now they are bringing their super-secret family recipe up the Mississippi River to Maplewood.

Gus’s roots go back about 60 years to the small town of Mason, TN that is outside of Memphis.  Back then it was known as Maggie’s Short Orders.  Gus has long since passed away, but the family and local community kept the iconic eatery alive through fires and over multiple generations.

The current owner, Wendy McCroy brought Gus’s to the big city of Memphis in 2001 and their food and excellent service lead to business taking off!

Today marked the “soft opening” at the Maplewood location the 13th Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken.   The next one will open in Kansas City.

To see their menu and read more about their history, check out their website.