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Founded 1982
Founders Mike Young / John Zapp
Headquarters Austin, 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 98 locations and 6 locations ( Huntsville, Carmel, Vintage Park, Overland Park, Lexington, and Colorado Springs) currently under construction, as of August 2018. 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.[2]

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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Contact." Chuy's. Retrieved on May 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Home - Chuy's Tex-Mex". 
  3. ^ "Events." Chuy's. Retrieved on June 30, 2012.

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