The Scoop: First area Gus's World-Famous Fried Chicken to open in Maplewood

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More fried chicken is flying to Missouri this summer. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is set to open a franchise at 7434 Manchester Road in Maplewood. St. Louis will be one of nine places where the Tennessee-based restaurant plans to open this year.

Franchise owners Jim and Jane Zimmermann said Gus’s will offer dine-in, carryout and catering options at the 68-seat restaurant. Menu items incude fried chicken meals, fried green tomatoes, baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles and various pies. Both draft and local beers will be offered as well.

“(Gus’s owner) Wendy McRory is very involved in choosing locations. We’ve been working on bringing Gus’s to St. Louis for quite some time, and Maplewood fit a lot of the criteria we’ve been looking for. It’s a thriving area,” Jane Zimmermann said. “We’re very, very excited to bring the brand to St. Louis.”