We are proud to announce that Huey’s is our first official restaurant partner! Home of “blues, brews and burgers since 1970,” Huey’s boasts seven locations in the greater Memphis area and is no stranger to local polls such as “Best Burger” and “Best Late Night Dining.” But the food is only one element of what makes Huey’s such a Memphis tradition. Live music, a ceiling full of toothpicks, and sustainability efforts add to the reasons we love the place. So is their dedication to community support and partnership.
Giving back to the community has always been important to Huey’s and its employees. Founder Thomas Boggs always had a knack for the hospitality industry, starting when he was 14 years old working at Rexall Drugstore as a soda jerk. In 1975 he became a bartender at Huey’s Midtown, which at that time was just a bar. After only two years Boggs became partner and set out to turn Huey’s into a great restaurant. Like all great entrepreneurs, Boggs found a gap in the marketplace and turned it into an opportunity.
Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Boggs was an active member of many boards and committees in Memphis and was always dedicated to civic and social causes. He received numerous awards including the Jefferson Award in 2002, which is given by the American Institute for Public Service, 2002 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Memphis, 2005, the Memphis Restaurant Association’s Civic and Community Leadership Award in 2007, and True Blue Tiger Award given by the University of Memphis Alumni Association in 2007. Mr. Boggs was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs, and in 2006, into the Memphis City Schools Hall of Fame.
Today the Boggs family and the rest of the Huey’s team continue in their founder’s footsteps by offering customers great food and service, and through charitable support in the community. Learn more about their giving here, and join us in supporting them as they fuel Memphis entrepreneurship!