Local restaurateurs' partner to bring more southern comfort food to Salt Lake City
The owners of Penny Ann's Cafe have joined Bartley Melton as co-owners of Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers in Murray
By: Mr. Charlie’s Chicken Fingers
The Willey family has purchased a 50 percent stake in Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers, a southern comfort chicken finger restaurant located at 554 W. 4500 S. in Murray. They join Mr. Charlie's other owner, Bartley Melton, after buying out previous co-owner Cody Hilliard.
The Willey family also owns Penny Ann's Cafe (pennyannscafe.com)
With the new partnership, Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers will standardize their hours to 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They'll also be adding a southern-style "chicken and waffles" dish to the menu.
Otherwise, the new partners will maintain the existing recipes and culture of Charlie's.
"Mr. Charlie's has an outstanding product with a huge customer base and great brand recognition,"
Raised in Auburn, Alabama, Melton relocated to Utah in 2014 to pursue ski adventures. He and Hilliard established Mr. Charlie's after working together in college for a southern fried chicken restaurant.
Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers is a new fan-favorite restaurant serving fresh chicken that is antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cage-free, and vegetarian fed. The menu features chicken fingers as well as po-boy sandwiches, wraps, salads, and sides. Their signature sauces include "Charlie Sauce," honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, and Buffalo.
"I am confident that lovers of southern comfort food will celebrate our new owners as we grow our restaurant,"
Learn more about Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers at https://mrcharlieschickenfingers.com. Follow the restaurant on Instagram at @mrcharlieschickenfingers.