And, of course: the best, freshest, most delicious fried chicken you’ve ever tasted—with mouth-watering sides and desserts made fresh and from scratch every day of the week. That’s the Ezell’s Famous Chicken difference, and what sets us apart from all others.
Learn about the dream hatched by hardworking teenagers from a small Texas town, and how hard work, perseverance, vision and faith helped them achieve it.
We don’t do things the easy way at Ezell’s Famous Chicken, and that starts with the chicken itself. It’s always fresh, top-quality, bigger than what you’ll find at other places, and fried with a secret method that seals in all the juicy flavor while locking out unnecessary oils.
And then there’s our famous sides and desserts: made fresh daily using the very same recipes our founders learned as teenagers back in Texas. One taste of Ezell’s Famous Chicken and you’ll understand why folks have been coming back for more since 1984.
As our cofounder Lewis Rudd often says, “Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to raise a business.” At Ezell’s Famous Chicken, giving back is a core value. From delivering over 5,000 meals to front-line health care workers since the pandemic began to establishing a grant program to support local Black-owned businesses, if there’s a need in our community, we do our best to be there—just as our community has been there for us since we opened our first location in 1984.