The “best fried chicken in Florida” is headed to Tampa Bay


Ready for a chicken tender bender? That’s right, Huey Magoo’s, Florida’s fast-casual fried chicken tender hub is opening in the greater Tampa Bay area.

The rapid South Florida expansion can be attributed to population growth and the foodie boom experienced over the past three years.

Simply delicious fried chicken

Listen, the menu is pretty simple here, and that ain’t a bad thing. Chicken tenders with some dipping sauce are the penultimate crowd pleaser. Magoo’s focus on a consistent recipe earned it the recognition as the best Fried Chicken in Florida by Yahoo News.

The menu also includes a handful of other tasty options from sandwiches and wraps to fresh salads. We’re looking forward to hosting a party with an entire tray of these juicy tenders.

“We are excited to bring the best chicken tenders to the Tampa area,” says Connolly and Pagan. Howard continues, “Jamie and Bryan have excellent experience in the fast-casual area. They are going to be awesome franchisees, and we are thrilled to have them join the company and lead our expansion in Greater Tampa, Lakeland and The Villages.”

That's a wrap! Our Buffalo Wrap at Huey Magoo’s is the perfect amount of spice. Have you tried our Buffalo Wrap yet? #HueyMagoos #Foodie #OrlandoFood

Posted by Huey Magoo's on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Scouting locations across Tampa Bay 

They’re 12 new stores coming to the region, according to President and CEO Andy Howard. Those locations are set to be dispersed throughout the Greater Tampa, Lakeland and The Villages communities in Florida.

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