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Pudgie's Famous Chicken
Subsidiary of TruFoods Systems, Inc
Industry Restaurant
Founded 1981 in Bethpage, New York, U.S.
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Products Fried chicken

Pudgie's Famous Chicken, often referred as simply Pudgie's, is a chain of fast food restaurants. Competing with KFC and Popeyes, many locations today are co-branded with Nathan's Famous, many of which are also co-branded with sister chain Arthur Treacher's, and have several locations in the New York metropolitan area. It is famous for its skinless fried chicken products and for their signature fried chicken having 25% less fat than traditional fried chicken.


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Pudgie's Famous Chicken was founded in 1981 in

  • Pudgie's website

External links

  1. ^ "Pudgie's Famous Chicken Franchise Business Opportunity". 2001. Retrieved 2001. 
  2. ^ "TRUFOODS, LLC". 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Open in Massapequa: Pudgie's Naked Chicken Co.". 
  4. ^ "Pudgies Famous Chicken Locations". 
  5. ^ "Locations | Naked Chicken Co.". 


See also

As of January 2015 there are only four Pudgie's Famous Chicken restaurants open in East Islip, Selden, West Islip, and Valley Stream.[4] Pudgie's Naked Chicken Co. has one restaurant open in Massapequa.[5]

On July 21, 2014 the first rebranded "Pudgie's Naked Chicken Co." opened in Massapequa, New York. TruFoods President, Gary Occhiogrosso, said he is reinventing the Pudgie's brand which still offers skinless fried chicken but also offers fresher ingredients. Its menu has been modernized to spotlight what Ochiogrosso called “grilled and healthier options." Nothing is frozen, and all items — including fries and roasted vegetables — are freshly prepared, as much to order as possible.[3]

, and as such, many of these are cobranded with Nathan's. Nathan's Famous Today, this concept is exclusive to [2], and Pudgie's.Arthur Treacher's and by 1989 Pudgie's became a franchise company. TruFoods Systems, Inc., bought the trademark in 2002, and as of 2011, TruFoods operates the Wall St. Deli, Ritter's Frozen Custard, Long Island This concept was spread throughout [1]

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