Mississippi earns “Golden” standard of chicken with new eatery

Published 9:58 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

Sure, there are plenty of places to get chicken in the Magnolia State; however, ask anyone in Texas, and chances are a certain brand will come up as having the best fried chicken and rolls around.

The first Mississippi location of Golden Chick has opened in Purvis while another one is under construction in the Oak Grove community of Hattiesburg.

Golden Chick began in 1967 in San Marcos, Texas. With dozens of locations across Texas, the company has expanded into Oklahoma and Louisiana recently. There is even a location in Panama City, Florida that opened not long ago, but it’s the only location that far from Texas for now.

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“Golden Chick is one of the fastest growing restaurant brands in the U.S. and was recognized as one of the very top brands in the country by Nation’s Restaurant News,” a company statement reads. “Big things are planned for the little brand that started in San Marcos back in 1967. If there’s not a Golden Chick in your city now, there probably will be soon.”

What makes Golden Chick different from other chains? First, gravy is an option. The most popular dipping sauce isn’t a sauce, but a thick, homemade gravy to coat chicken, biscuits, fries, or whatever other menu item one chooses.

Meal options include chicken strips, whole pieces of fried or roasted chicken, fish, sandwiches, and salads. The sides range from fried okra to green beans. Regular recipe is a safe bet, but spicy is an option; however, remember the menu is based on “Texas spicy.”