Gus’s Fried Chicken is originally from Memphis, TN. They have a location in Nashville (Brentwood), TN, Collierville, TN, and now in Little Rock, AR. They claim they have “Simply the Best Fried Chicken on the Planet”. If you know me or follow my blog, you already know that fried chicken is my favorite food. If it is on a menu, I will order it. Gus’s Fried Chicken is known for it’s hot seasonings. It is hot but not so hot you can not eat it. It is not as hot as a hot wing but just enough heat to keep you craving it. I just love a seasoned, crispy, crunchy crust and when you bite into the crust of a great piece of fried chicken the juices just flow everywhere.
So, how did Gus’s Fried Chicken stack up to my expectations?
- The crust was the crunchiest crust I have ever had. An A+++ for the crust!
- The chicken was seasoned extremely well. It is true the seasoning is a little on the hot side. It did not burn your mouth but it was the hottest seasoning I have ever had on a piece of fried chicken. It is true that you will not be able to stop eating the fried chicken. I noticed that I wanted another piece after eating a couple of pieces.
- Honey on my Chicken – I asked the waitress for some honey as I always do for my fried chicken. After trying the sweet honey with the heat in the chicken, it put Gus’s Fried Chicken on a different level. I now believe it was probably the best chicken I had ever had. Gus, keep the honey on the tables!!! We live in the south and I am sure I am not the only person who likes honey on their fried chicken.
- The chicken was cooked perfectly and juicy, not dry at all, but it was not as juicy as I have had in the past. I still think AQ Chicken in Fayetteville has the juiciest fried chicken I have ever had.
Gus’s menu is simple. Fried Chicken or Fried Chicken but it is not a fast food place. The chicken is made to order and is extremely hot when it arrives in front of you. We did not have room to try the desserts. The side dishes were good. We had the Gus’s baked beans and the fries but the chicken was still the star.
I in no way got paid to talk about Gus’s Fried Chicken. I just truly enjoyed Gus’s Fried Chicken. I will be back again.
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