In one week alone, three new restaurants have opened downtown and in Midtown, aka Cass Corridor.
The latest is Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken at 4101 Third Street at W. Alexandrine Street in the Cass Corridor, which officially opened on Wednesday after operating on a soft opening basis for a couple of weeks, reports Adrienne Roberts of Crain's Detroit Business. On Sunday, it hosted about 200 people for an event to benefit nonprofit Heart 2 Hart Detroit, which serves the homeless and needy in Detroit, Crain's reports.
Restaurateur Zack Sklar and minority partners Joshua Humphrey and Jim Bellinson purchased franchise rights for the Memphis-based restaurant, Crain's reports. In January, Sklar told Crain's that the group plans to open five to seven locations per state in their territory, which includes Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado and parts of Florida.
The restaurant promotes itself as serving only " fresh, never frozen, natural, hormone-free chicken." It fries everything in peanut oil.
Besides fried chicken, sides include: baked beans, potato salad, fried okra, cole slaw, greens, seasoned fries, mac & cheese and whole jalapenos.
The other restaurants that opened in the past week in Detroit include Calexico in the One Campus Martius building downtown and Wahlburgers in Greektown.
Store hours for Gus's:
Sunday – Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-10pm