This weekend, Ezell’s Famous Chicken celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The fried chicken chain opened its first location on Feb. 3, 1984 in the Central District and soon became a local favorite. (In case you didn’t hear, Oprah’s a fan, too.)
To honor its big b-day, staff at Ezell’s will be wearing retro 1980s uniforms throughout the month — so be sure to compliment them on the sharp duds if you visit.
The company also announced a “40 for 40” campaign through its Hazel Danielle Clayton Foundation (HDC) that raises money for youth-centered organizations in the Seattle and Portland areas. HDC is named after a former restaurant employee and community outreach specialist at Ezell’s who died in 2023.
Guests can contribute to the cause by adding a 40-cent donation to online orders this month.