The chicken scene is heating up with another new chicken restaurant now open in the Miami Valley.
Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders celebrated its grand opening Monday in Englewood at 9196 North Main Street, after holding a soft opening last week.
“We are ecstatic to open our very first Huey Magoo’s restaurant in Englewood and bring this terrific brand to the great state of Ohio,” franchise owner Tim Hobart said. “To go from a few stores in one state to several stores open now spanning six states and counting, Huey Magoo’s is the ultimate success story, and I couldn’t be prouder.”
Hobart owns the restaurant with his wife, Ronda. The two also own bd’s Mongolian Grill at The Greene in Beavercreek and three other bd’s locations in the Columbus area.
“Ronda and I had been looking to get involved in another concept,” Hobart previously told Dayton.com. “After we did our research on a variety of different concepts, it was pretty obvious Huey Magoo’s was the right choice.”
The Englewood location of Huey Magoo’s is the first of 20 restaurants the Hobarts will open in the Dayton and Columbus area. Huey Magoo’s was founded in Florida in 2004 and has since expanded to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Hobart says Huey Magoo’s is different from other chicken restaurants because they have breaded and grilled chicken options and 10 different sauces. The fast-casual restaurant also has sandwiches, wraps, salads and crinkle-cut fries.
“They just have a little something for everybody and I just think, for us, that was important,” Hobart said.
As the restaurant began hiring its team and doing initial marketing, Hobart said the local community was “super welcoming.”
“I really do think this was probably the perfect spot for us to open in Ohio,” Hobart said.
Huey Magoo’s is open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, carryout, curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats and DoorDash.
For more information about the restaurant, visit hueymagoos.com.