Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers

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Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers was a stand-alone fast food business located on Tiger Boulevard across from the Clemson train station/Chamber of Commerce. This was the original Clemson location of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 1970s. The sign in front proclaims that the business has existed since 1965, but certainly not in Clemson... This location opened September 19, 2008. The business closed at Christmas time 2009, and the building is being remodelled in late January 2010 into Miami Subs Pizza & Grill.

From the corporate website

Guthrie's has opened stores in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee, but the Clemson location is/was the only one in South Carolina.


Offering a basic chicken menu and subordinate side items, the business never seemed to develop any large-scale following but profited by having low overhead. Open through the 2009 football season, it posted signs in December that it was closing for the holidays, and never reopened. As of Friday, January 15, 2010, there was no sign of it reopening. Turns out that the manager was approached with a better offer to a buy-out by the new occupants, Miami Subs, that he couldn't refuse.

At the end of January, remodelling by a new occupant was underway. The Guthrie's signs came down in early March 2010.


Guthrie's Golden Fried Chicken Fingers
1106 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, South Carolina 29631

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