J.T. Youngblood’s fried chicken closes
A Texas classic that took flight again after being dormant for decades has come to an end. J.T. Youngblood’s, purveyor of fried chicken, thick shakes, pies and more, announced Sunday on Instagram that it was closing following a 21-month run in the Mueller development.
Lenoir chef Todd Duplechan, original Jeffrey’s co-founder Jeffrey Weinberger and former Trio at the Four Seasons general manager Jeff Haber rebooted the once-beloved fried chicken brand that originally opened in the 1940s and grew to more than 30 locations across Texas before shuttering around 1970.
Here’s what was posted on the restaurant’s IG:
“Our J.T. Youngblood’s family would like to inform you, with a heavy heart, that we have decided to close our doors. Today was our last day of serving up fried chicken after almost 2 years in operation. We thank you for all your love and support. It has been our pleasure serving the Austin community and we have enjoyed bringing a Texas Tradition back to the present!”
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