*Memphis*-based *Gus’s* chicken spreading wings, franchise rights purchased

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken plans to expand beyond Tennessee with the purchase of the restaurant’s franchising rights.

The main operators of the Gus’s in Memphis and Collierville have bought the franchise rights from the Bonner family and plan to move the popular restaurant brand to Little Rock, Ark., and Austin, Texas.

Wendy McCory is the new president of Hot and Spicy Holdings LLC , which owns Gus’s Franchisor LLC, the seller of the franchise.

Gus’s has been a staple of Memphis for 60 years with its closely-guarded secret family recipe. It’s popularity has grown to five other locations in the Memphis area and one in Nashville. The current purchase of the franchise rights will expand the brand in to the southwest. 

Memphis Business Journal

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