Our History

Check out the history of Ezell’s. We have been in business for over 35 years and are proud of our success and growth throughout the years.


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1984

First Ezell’s Location Opens

Ezell's opened its doors for the first time in 1984 on the same day as the inaugural Bubblin' Brown Sugar Dance-Off event at Garfield High School.
1987

Sonics and Seahawks Partnership Launches

Ezell's begins bringing meals to the players of both Seattle teams. Often times, before a road trip, Ezell's would have to deliver the food to the team plane on the airport runway. To this day, Ezell's feeds the Seattle Seahawks players nearly every week.
1990

Catered Oprah’s Birthday

Ezell's Famous Chicken was invited to cater Oprah Winfrey's birthday in Chicago. Our company co-founders made the trip to hand-make Oprah's favorite food for her special celebration.
2011

Welcome, Dennis Waldron

Dennis Waldron joins the team, forming Delighted Guests, Inc and setting the stage for future franchising growth.
2011

Food Truck Franchise Launches

Ezell's introduces the food truck to the family of franchised locations. Today, the food truck operates as an independent location, bringing Ezell's goodness to a variety of neighborhoods and events.
2013

Mill Creek Restaurant Opens

The north end location opens in Mill Creek, introducing the "fast casual" concept with updated menus and a fresh new restaurant design.