Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers, simply called Guthrie’s, was founded in 1965 in Haleyville, Alabama, by Hal Guthrie. The company operates a chain of franchised chicken restaurants. Guthrie originally focused on Southern style food, but found that his fried chicken “fingers” were his most popular food item. He changed his focus to chicken in 1978.
The company is one of the first restaurants to sell chicken strips, commonly referred to as chicken fingers. Guthrie’s is also know for Texas Toast, and a secret family recipe for coleslaw and dipping sauce. The company currently has more than 27 locations, most of them in the Southern part of the US. Franchising began in 2005. A franchise was recently opened in Kentucky in late 2015.
Guthrie’s is still operated by the Guthrie family. The company is actively seeking franchises to open up locations in other parts of the country.