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General Manager Jerome McClain serves up a plate of fried chicken, collard greens and coleslaw at the new Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken location in Chamblee.

The special of the day at one of Chamblee’s newest main street eateries is fried chicken – and don’t worry, it will be the special of the day tomorrow as well.

That’s because Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is known for their take on the southern staple and according to company President Wendy McCrory, the restaurant focuses on presenting classic dishes customers might find on their grandmothers’ tables.

“Our food isn’t fancy, but we’re not looking to have the next trendy side item that everyone has to try,” said McCrory. “We make our food fresh in house every day and do things like shred fresh cabbage for our coleslaw, cut our own potatoes for our potato salad and make our own pies for desserts.”

The franchise, which opened its first restaurant in DeKalb County about two months ago, is already seeing a positive response from the Chamblee community, said Roby Brown, chief operations officer for Gus’s Georgia locations.

“We had the developer for this facility call us to come and look at it because he thought it would be a great location for a Gus’s,” Brown said. “This space is awesome and as far as working with city hall, other local businesses and the community, it’s been phenomenal. From day one, we’ve felt that we’ve become a part of the community already and I really love this store.”

Customers will see a big part of Chamblee’s community – antiques – as soon as they walk in the door. McCrory and Brown said they went shopping at many of the local businesses on Antique Row to furnish the new location.

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Pictured above is fried chicken with collard greens and coleslaw at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken.

But the thing that will keep customers coming back again and again is the friendly service and, of course, the food. Gus’s menu includes pieces of white and dark meat fried chicken, homemade side items like baked beans, fried okra and coleslaw, fried pickles or fried green tomatoes for appetizers and pies made from scratch that include pecan, sweet potato and old-fashioned coconut.

McCrory best describes eating a meal at Gus’s as an experience that builds upon different, distinct flavors. “Our chicken is not a Nashville Hot Chicken, but it does have a flavor profile and spice that builds as you eat it and when you pair the chicken with our cooler, sweeter sides like the coleslaw, it tends to make the meal complete.”

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is located at 5486 Peachtree Road.

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