Huey Magoos cuts ribbon in Brookhaven

Published 4:51 pm Monday, September 11, 2023

BROOKHAVEN – It took a little longer than expected but Brookhaven Huey Magoos Owner Kristi Powell Orr finally got to celebrate a ribbon cutting for the new restaurant Monday afternoon. Huey Magoos serves chicken tenders made from the best “three percent of the chicken,” in 10 different states. 

Brookhaven is the third location to open in Mississippi with further expansion planned in Flowood and Tupelo. The Orr family has opened locations in McComb and Pearl. Huey Magoos opened on August 28th in Brookhaven. 

Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce director Garrick Combs thanked the Orr family for investing in Brookhaven and opening a business on US51. Brookway Boulevard and US51 are two major roads for commerce and business in Brookhaven. Orr said she was thankful to be open. 

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“Brookhaven already feels like home to me. We are excited to be here and the town has welcomed us,” Orr said. “Every time we cut the ribbon it is like I can’t believe we have done it again. It is great to have our family and friends around to do that.” 

Brookhaven general manager Damien Curry leads the Brookhaven team. He was working in Jackson previously at Backyard Burger when Orr’s brother Mike was in line getting food. Curry got a call that the restaurant had to cease operations and Mike was the first customer he had to tell he couldn’t serve any food. Impressed by his calmness, Mike called back to hire Curry, Orr said. 

“Damien is just a blessing to us,” she said. “We have a great team and we are really blessed. It would not be possible to run this business without my family as well.” 

Huey Magoos is located at 110 US51 North next to Bumpers. The chicken restaurant drive thru is open 10:30 a.m. to 9 pm. Monday through Sunday while the dining room is open with a 9:30 p.m. closing time Sunday through Thursday and a 10 p.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday.