A team of seasoned restaurant industry professionals has purchased controlling interest in Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders, a Florida-based chicken concept. The restaurant chain’s founders, Matt Armstrong (aka “Huey”) and Thad Hudgens (aka “Magoo”), retain an ownership interest in the company.
The additional members of the ownership team include Andy Howard, David Ross, Jim Rudolph and Wes Jablonsky. Howard, a former executive vice president at Wingstop, now serves as the CEO for Huey Magoo’s.
Ross is an investor and developer of residential, commercial and resort properties, including Hard Rock and Ritz Carlton. Rudolph is a former owner of Rita’s Ices and a franchisee of Wendy’s and Chuck E. Cheese.
In addition, Mike Sutter, a former Wingstop vice president, has assumed the role of executive vice president of operations and training for Huey Magoo’s. Shawn Lawler is now part of the Huey Magoo’s team, too.
The new owners of Huey Magoo’s plan to grow the concept by building corporate locations as well as through franchising.