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Front Page - Friday, April 29, 2016

Chuy’s to bring authentic Tex-Mex to Chattanooga this June

Chattanoogans will be able to order the Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas when Chuy’s opens in Chattanooga this June. - (Photo provided)

Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s will open its sixth Tennessee location in Chattanooga at 2271 Gunbarrel Road this June.

“We’re excited to become part of the Chattanooga community,” said Christine Bailey, owner and operator of the local Chuy’s. “The Chuy’s experience is one we hope Chattanoogans will embrace.”

For more than 30 years, Chuy’s has served Tex-Mex cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere complete with an Elvis Shrine, a wall of local dog photos, metal palm trees, and a hubcap-covered ceiling. The menu will showcase family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico, and Mexican border towns, all made fresh to order in the restaurant’s all-scratch kitchen.

Customer favorites include the Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas, Big as Yo’ Face Burritos, and Stuffed Chile Rellenos. Flour, corn, and blue corn tortillas are hand-rolled throughout the day on a traditional comal in the dining room. Homemade signature sauces range from the mild Tomatillo to the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce.

Chuy’s Chattanooga will open daily for lunch and dinner at 11 a.m., and remain open Sunday through Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. Weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the restaurant will offer happy hour drink specials and a Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, an unlimited build-your-own nacho station with chips, salsa, queso, ground sirloin, and more.

In addition to serving authentic Tex-Mex, each Chuy’s location picks a local charity to support. The Chattanooga location has chosen The Chambliss Center for Children as the beneficiary of their grand opening events and ongoing community contributions. The organization works to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse, and delinquency of children by responding to the community’s child care needs.

Updates and giveaways can be found at www.facebook.com/chuyschattanooga. For more information about Chuy’s, visit www.chuys.com.