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FoundersMike Young / John Zapp
HeadquartersAustin, Texas, U.S.

Chuy's is a Tex-Mex restaurant chain established in 1982, by Mike Young and John Zapp.[1] The company currently has 102 locations with the most recent opening occurring in Colorado Springs, CO on March 26, 2019.[2][citation needed] Chuy's currently has restaurants in 19 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, and Ohio.[3]

Every year on Elvis Presley's birthday, January 8, most locations host the Elvis' Birthday Bash, during which an Elvis impersonator visits the restaurant. Chuy's also annually hosts a Green Chile Festival at its locations, celebrating the harvest of the Hatch Green Chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. Chuy's is a sponsor of community events such as the Children Giving to Children Holiday Parade.[4]

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  1. ^ "Contact." Chuy's. Retrieved on May 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Coleman, LeighAnne (2019-01-24). "Chuy's Tex-Mex opens new location in Colorado Springs". KRDO. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ "Home - Chuy's Tex-Mex".
  4. ^ "Events." Chuy's. Retrieved on June 30, 2012.

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