Huey Magoo's Coming to The Connection in Pearl, MS!

The Connection, Mississippi’s Retail & Entertainment Destination, located at the “Crossroads of the South” in Pearl, is welcoming another prominent brand to the area.

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders will open its doors early next year on Bass Pro Drive, just off of Highway 80 in Pearl, Mississippi. Spectrum Capital, developer, and owner of Outlets of Mississippi is pleased to announce the newest addition to the robust line-up of retailers and entertainment vendors inside of The Connection.

Groundbreaking for Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders inside of The Connection in Pearl, Mississippi. Photo shows Pearl Chamber members and Mayor Jake Windham along with representatives of Outlets of Mississippi, Huey Magoo’s, Spectrum Capital, and Yates Construction. Photo by Diane Griffing, Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer with Yates Construction.

Huey Magoo’s offers premium chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, and wraps that are made with marinated chicken and cooked to perfection from the finest ingredients, then served with dipping sauce for ultimate consuming pleasure.

With its recent growth of chains popping up all throughout the southeast, it’s no wonder why Huey Magoo’s has emerged as a rising brand that is quickly becoming a local favorite. Speaking of local, Huey Magoo’s location within The Connection will be the second store in the entire state of Mississippi.

Kristi Orr, CEO of Love Me Tenders LLC (franchise of Huey Magoo’s) stated, “We are very excited to come to Pearl. Our McComb location is in our hometown. It has done very well, and we are excited to branch out and get into the Jackson Metro area, and we chose Pearl as our first location to come up here.”

What does this mean for the city of Pearl? “This is just another feather in our hat to have another restaurant to locate to our city and something that our citizens can enjoy and the people in the metro area and whoever passes through,” said Pearl Mayor Jake Windham. “We try to take care of our citizens, but we also try to take care of our businesses.” With the inclusion of a chicken chain restaurant for the city, locals will have access to yet another delicious food option. Plus, this is proof that the city continues to grow and gives patrons even more reasons to venture out this way in Rankin County.

The construction project is being led by Yates Construction, which has built a majority of the businesses along Bass Pro Drive within The Connection. Huey Magoo’s is expected to open in early January 2022.


A 166-acre complex located in the heart of Rankin County, The Connection is home to top retail and tourism attractions including Outlets of Mississippi, the state’s largest outlet shopping center; Trustmark Park, home to the Mississippi Braves, AA Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves; the state’s only Bass Pro Shops; Cavender’s Western Outfitter; Holiday Inn and Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill; Sam’s Club; and coming soon, Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders. Attracting over 7.2 million visitors annually, The Connection, located just minutes from the capital city of Jackson, is nestled in the “Crossroads of the South” which is one of the most highly trafficked intersections in the state (Interstates 20 & 55, Highways 49 & 80).

Currently, there are multiple outparcel opportunities available for purchase which includes multiple acreages on resort status approved land, many of which can be subdivided. To learn more about the purchase of land and development, contact Angie Crawford at Visit for more information.

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