Work continues on getting Milledgeville’s newest chicken finger restaurant open for business.
Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders looks to open in mid- to late April according to Ilene Lieber, a public relations consultant for the Florida-based restaurant chain.
Huey Magoo’s had at first eyed a January opening, but construction delays pushed the target to March. Now the new dining option is shooting for later this month.
Huey Magoo’s is located on North Columbia Street in the Heritage Walk shopping center along with Dunkin’ Donuts and retailers including Petsmart and Hobby Lobby. The restaurant looks to be largely complete from the outside, and features both indoor and covered outdoor seating. The Florida-based chain is in the midst of a new location boom as a Jan. 27 press release from the company indicates that 13 grand openings are coming this year, and 150 franchises have been sold across six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee). The business was founded in 2004 by Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens. Andy Howard serves as the company’s president and CEO. Howard told The Union-Recorder for a story published last September what brought Huey Magoo’s to Milledgeville.
“With our freestanding prototype design building, good neighborhood, good mix of businesses and residential, we felt we’d do very well here,” Howard said.
Upon opening, Huey Magoo’s will join several other chicken-centric restaurants, not just along North Columbia Street, but across Milledgeville. Both Zaxby’s and Chick-Fil-a have been very established locally for years as they continue to serve a high volume of customers every day (except for Sunday, if you’re Chick-Fil-a). Earlier this year, The Crazy Chic on North Jefferson Street joined the bone-out chicken frenzy. Despite all those options, chicken is obviously still in very high demand locally.
For more information on Huey Magoo’s, like the menu, visit the restaurant’s website www.hueymagoos.com.