Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers will open its first Butler County location in Stockton Station, a $2 million project being built at 6775 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.
Guthrie’s, an Alabama chicken chain started in 1965, has more than 27 locations around Alabama, as well as locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
The closest location to Butler County are two locations in Northern Kentucky. The only other Ohio location is in Cleveland.
The chain considers itself the “original chicken finger specialists,” as it started to serve the now-common dish in the 1970s.
Its blend of chicken fingers, crispy fries, cole slaw, buttered Texas Toast and special sauce has been copied by various other chains over the years, according to the company, but “we’re the original.”
Stockton Station, an 8,919-square-foot multi-tenant retail center between the Spinning Fork and a new Starbucks, will provide space for three to five tenants, including restaurants, retailers, or service businesses.