Gus’s Fried Chicken Sandwich Is Perfection Between Two Fluffy Buns

People have asked and they've asked for a long time. Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here.

Gus’s World Famous Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken finally added a Fried Chicken Sandwich to their menu but only at select locations--for now! And after trying it– I dream about the juicy deliciousness often.

holding up a plate of chicken sandwich with fried okra in front of Gus's building sign
Tyra Johnson

2023 Is The Year of the Chicken Sandwich

For over 60 years, Gus’s has been serving up a family recipe that captivated chicken lover’s hearts. They’ve stuck with the traditional hot fried chicken plate with feel-good Southern sides and a cold beverage. But finally, 2023 is the year of the chicken sandwich! Let me tell you about it.

I can’t lie, I stared at the plate for a long minute– to admire the beauty and to figure out which part of the sandwich I wanted to bite into first (ugh such a hard decision.) 

How could I not be in awe? The plate looked heaven sent! Here’s what I ordered:

  • Fried Chicken Sandwich (comes with two sides but I added an extra one)
  • Collard Greens
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fried Okra
  • And a Coca-Cola if you care
chicken sandwich, fried okra, Mac and cheese, collard greens on a plate on top of green and white striped table cloth
Tyra Johnson

This Sandwich Will Make You Do The Happy Dance

The chicken sandwich comes with a thick, juicy boneless thigh fried to perfection, creamy mayo, and crunchy pickles nestled between two golden buns. Of course, you get the classic hint of heat in each bite, and coming from an avid hater of any level of spicy food, I loved it! It was a subtle kick.

The mayo and bread definitely coated my taste buds before the spice could get to it, but it wasn’t overpowering. I can tell they took their time with this recipe. I even did a happy dance after each bite.

close up of half a fried chicken sandwich with Mac and cheese and collard greens in background
Tyra Johnson

You Have To Try It For Yourself

Currently, the only way you can enjoy this delectable meal is heading to the Germantown location. As of now, only 5 cities are lucky enough to serve the chicken sandwich but Germantown is the only Tennessee location. Reading from afar? You'll be able to find it at all Detroit locations and in Lexington, Chicago, and Kansas City.

Soon, the chicken sandwich will be added to Gus’s menu nationwide. Be one of the first to try it at the Germantown location.


Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
3100 Forest Hill Irene Road
Germantown TN, 38138

About the Author

Hey there! I’m Tyra Johnson, writer and content creator for the I Love Memphis Blog. I'm a Memphis native and after a few years away, I'm back home. I love art, good eats, and live music. Join me in reclaiming my passion for Memphis, mane.

Why do you love Memphis:

Memphis has so much personality-- the people, food, music-- it just all feels good! We have so much to be proud of when speaking about the city. Also, I'm big on memories, and most of my core memories involve Memphis.

What's on your Memphis playlist?

Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia. It's the PERFECT hype song!

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