|Founders||Keith and Charlene Bush|
|Headquarters||Waco, Texas, U.S.|
Number of locations
|Patrick J. Clarke (CEO)|
|Products||Fried chicken, fried okra, fries, mashed potatoes, corn nuggets, jalapeño poppers, yeast rolls and macaroni and cheese|
|Revenue||US$231 Million (2021)|
Number of employees
Bush's Chicken (stylized as Bush's Chicken!) is a fast food restaurant serving fried chicken. The company is headquartered in Waco, Texas and has over 75 franchise locations in Central, North, South, and West Texas. The chain serves fried chicken, fried okra, fries, mashed potatoes, corn nuggets, jalapeño poppers, yeast rolls and macaroni and cheese. Bush's Chicken also sells sweet and unsweet iced tea by the gallon jug.
The first Bush's Chicken was opened in 1996 in Waco, Texas by Keith Bush. The chain was sold to Hammock Partners, L.L.C. in 2005. The headquarters was moved to Austin that same year. In 2011 Keith Bush's son, Corey Bush, purchased three of the chain's restaurants. After a change in ownership in 2015, headquarters relocated back to Waco.
In December 2012 the restaurant was hit with a lawsuit. The customer accused the restaurant of serving her husband tainted chicken from which he died. Bush's was later cleared of wrongdoing based on medical evidence presented at the trial. 
Corey Bush filed for bankruptcy in Texas Western Bankruptcy Court in 2018
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- ^ Bush's to open at Ponte's site | www.thefairfieldrecorder.net | Fairfield Recorder Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Our story". Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- ^ "Bush's Chicken restaurants in Killeen change ownership". The Killeen Daily Herald. June 5, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- ^ "Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Bush's Chicken". KXXV. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- ^ "Bush's cleared of wrongdoing in Killeen man's death". Temple Daily Telegram. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
- ^ "Studensky v. Bush et al (6:18-ap-06013), Texas Western Bankruptcy Court". www.pacermonitor.com.
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