Although many fried chicken places refer to their chicken as “famous,” Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken can actually back it up. After a chicken tattoo ad at the Lookouts Stadium was published by TMZ and went viral and then being visited by HLN’s “Making It in America,” the restaurant has gained some national attention in addition to all the word-of-mouth publicity it receives.
Owners Seth and Crissy Champion first set up shop in 2009 near theUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga—their restaurant anchored by fried chicken made from a 40-year-old Mississippi Delta family recipe. They have since expanded to three more locations in Alabama, but I recently roamed to the funky building on M.L. King Boulevard that started it all.