Huey Magoo’s chicken coming to Mississippi

A new fast-food option will be coming to Mississippi. 

Described as a fast-growing, fresh & tasty chicken tender brand, Huey Magoo’s is increasing its footprint across the Southeast with 20 new stores opening in Mississippi. The announcement was made by President and CEO Andy Howard in a news release.  

According to the company, new Huey Magoo’s franchisees Buddy Powell, Stacy Powell and Kristi Orr will open the restaurants in major cities, including Jackson, Meridian, Gulfport and Southaven, plus numerous other markets throughout the state.  The first location is slated to open in April 2020.  Buddy Powell and his family bring 35 years of experience as Golden Corral franchisees to Huey Magoo’s phenomenal expanding team of skilled operators.

Stacy Powell, Buddy Powell, Kristi Orr. Photo courtesy of Huey Magoo’s

“I’ve been looking for something for 12 years, and once I found Huey Magoo’s, met the people and tried the food, I knew I wanted to come on board,” says Powell.  “I’m excited to have this opportunity to bring this great brand to Mississippi.  Give us one year, and we’ll make Huey Magoo’s a household name in the southern US.”  Howard continues, “We are delighted to have Buddy and his family join our dynamic family of restaurants and franchisees, and we continue to look ahead with huge excitement for even further company growth in the near future.”

Mississippi has extra special meaning for the brand as Huey Magoo’s Co-Founders Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens met while playing golf at the University of Mississippi.  

“Ole Miss is where the Huey Magoo’s story began, and we couldn’t be any happier to see the company expand into the region and all over the Southeast,” says Armstrong and Hudgens.

The Mississippi stores will offer Huey Magoo’s signature grilled, hand-breaded or “sauced” premium chicken tenders, farm-fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps, available as individual meals, meals for two and family-sized options.  Each tender is always made fresh, all-natural, with no antibiotics ever, no hormones, no steroids and no preservatives.  All locations will also feature Huey Magoo’s sleek, industrial and relaxed design.