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Wednesday Is National Fried Chicken Day

Wednesday is national fried chicken day. And it’s no joke, people are serious about fried chicken, especially here in the south.
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Wednesday is national fried chicken day. And it’s no joke, people are serious about fried chicken, especially here in the south.

Americans eat an average of nearly 60 pounds of chicken every year, and in the south, fried chicken rules the roost.

Fried chicken lovers across the country celebrates the  american favorite at restaurants and at home.

We stopped by local favorite Gus’ Fried Chicken.  “it’s good, it’s hot, it’s good,” says Tanesha Weston.

Southern Living lists Gus’ fried chicken as some of the best in the country. And the restaurant just announced it will open a location in Los Angeles.

We want to know which restaurants you think dish up the best fried chicken. Join the conversation on the Local Memphis Facebook page.