Huey's

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Huey's
Restaurant information
Slogan Blues, Brews, and Burgers!
Established 1970
Food type American-style burgers, soups, and salads
Website Huey's Website

Huey's is a chain of restaurants and bars located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1970 by Alan Gary, it has been voted "Best Burger" by Memphis Magazine every year since 1984.[1] Huey's has also been voted "Best Pub Grub" and "Best Beer Selection" in Memphis Magazine's Readers Restaurant Poll. Famous for its "Huey's Burger," the chain operates 7 locations spread across the city. After being founded by Alan Gary in 1970 as an attempt to "create a bar that was fun and unique," Huey's was purchased by Thomas Boggs in 1976.[2] The company now operates under the corporate body Uncle Donald's Restaurant LLC, which is still run by the Boggs family.[3]

The chain also hosts a yearly "toothpick guessing contest" to benefit the Memphis Zoo. In a tradition started by Boggs, customers pay $1 to guess how many toothpicks (which restaurant guests blow into straws to fire onto the ceilings) cover the ceilings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of 2009 - Memphis Magazine - January 2009 - Memphis". Memphis Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ Moore, Linda A. "Thomas Boggs cast big shadow in Memphis". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Huey’s Restaurants’ Mitchell driven by husband’s influence, experience - Memphis Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Huey's CEO Boggs dies - Memphis Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 

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