Chuy’s Fayetteville location to open this winter

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A popular Mexican restaurant chain will open its first Fayetteville restaurant this winter.

Chuy’s will open its new location at 642 E. Millsap Road in Fayetteville sometime in February, according to the company’s website.

Chuy’s got its start in 1982 in Austin, Texas, and was founded by entrepreneurs Mike Young and John Zapp who, according to their website, had “had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone.”

The restaurant’s menu focuses on traditional Tex-Mex fare, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and other items. 

The chain opened its first Arkansas location in Little Rock in 2013, followed by a location in Rogers in 2014. The new location will be the first Chuy’s restaurant to open in Fayetteville.

The restaurant chain currently operates about 100 restaurants across 20 states, mostly concentrated in Texas and around the South.