Guthrie's is a fast casualfranchisedrestaurant chain headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The first restaurant was opened in Haleyville, in 1965 by Hal Guthrie. By 1978 the menu would be altered to consist primarily of chicken fingers, french fries, coleslaw and Texas toast, the first to largely center its menu on chicken fingers. Today the chain has grown to include 41 locations across 6 states with plans to expand further.
The original Guthrie's was opened in Haleyville, Alabama in 1965 by Hal Guthrie. The restaurant originally served a full menu of Southern food, but in 1978 it was changed to focus primarily on chicken fingers. This switch resulted in Guthrie's becoming the first restaurant to have a menu largely center on chicken fingers. By 1982, a second location would open in Auburn and a third in Athens, Georgia by 1984. By 1997, eight locations were open and all were under the ownership of the Guthrie family.