Chuy's

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Chuy's
Traded as NASDAQCHUY
Founded 1982
Founders Mike Young / John Zapp
Headquarters Austin, Texas, U.S.
Website www.chuys.com

Chuy's is a Tex-Mex restaurant chain established in 1982, by Mike Young and John Zapp.[1] The name Chuys came after a night of binge-watching Star Wars [2] [3]The company currently has 90 locations and 10 locations (Doral, Kendall, Tampa, Miami, Huntsville, Alpharetta, Belmar, Greenwood Village, Orland Park and Chasewood Park, TX) currently under construction, as of November 2017. 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.[4]

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. In addition, Chuy's is a sponsor of community events such as the Hot To Trot 5K and the Children Giving to Children Holiday Parade.[5]

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