Eat My Catfish was founded by current CEO and owner Travis Hester in 2008. Hester began selling catfish out of a food truck he parked on Military Road in Benton, Arkasas. On his first day, he ran out of fish in just one hour.
Today, Eat My Catfish has three restaurant locations in Arkansas. The company added crawfish to the menu the following year. This item has since become the best selling food item at the restaurant chains. Hester states that no other restaurant in Arkansas sells crawfish, making his business unique.
In addition to the restaurants, the company also has two food trucks specializing in catering events. As of 2016, the company has catered more than 350 events in and around Arkansas.