Gus’s Fried Chicken signs Maplewood lease

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which opened originally in Mason, TN, under another name, and is known throughout the South for its secret recipe chicken, is expanding to Maplewood.

via Gus's Fried Chicken Facebook

via Gus’s Fried Chicken Facebook

David Schlafly, owner of the building at 7434 Manchester Road told 40 South News by email Wednesday that Gus’s signed a lease Saturday, and is expecting to open in early spring.

The building is formerly the location of TKO DJs. See also: Southern fried chicken chain looked at Maplewood location

According to Gus’s website, the chicken recipe is a “closely-guarded family secret,” from 1953. It’s now a third-generation family business.

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20 thoughts on “Gus’s Fried Chicken signs Maplewood lease

  1. I called before closing last night and someone picked up the phone and hung up. I called three more times and I got a message that said the mailbox was full. I called the number that’s on the website. I’m getting the same message this morning.

  2. So what is going on with the new Gus’s location? I was at the Memphis location last month, and when I heard they were opening one in st louis I was thrilled… SO WHEN WILL IT BE OPEN?

  3. Once the winter doldrums break, we’ll be seeing the following construction/renovation and then openings going on:
    -Tim Hortons
    -Gus’s
    -Tee’s
    -City Farm and Feed
    -Robata
    -Reeds American Table
    I know I’m forgetting others: but by summer Maplewood could be even more interesting.

  4. This is a wonderful addition to Maplewood! I am from Memphis, and this fried chicken is delicious! I am so excited that my home town fried chicken restaurant will now be in my current, amazing neighborhood!

    • I called before closing last night and someone picked up the phone and hung up. I called three more times and I got a message that said the mailbox was full. I called the number that’s on the website. I’m getting the same message this morning.

  5. Oh, great! I couldn’t be happier! I love that a fried chicken restaurant is coming to Maplewood and utilizing that location. Best of luck to Gus’s!

  6. This is great news!! Stumbled across this place in Memphis and I’ve considered going back to TN just for this place.

  7. I think this is great. Although I am a big fan of Porters, I have heard great things about Gus’s. I hope both place can thrive.

    Kudos to you, Doug, for breaking this tip. The STLToday is linking to you today.

  8. It will be nice to have something in that building, but not sure another food place is what I want…..