About this item
- Featured on Food Network's "Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives"
- Seen on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"
Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken was established April 4, 2001. In September of the same year, Uncle Lou's “Honey-Dipped” Chicken (now known as "Sweet Spicy Love"), won the best new food item at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, TN.
So how did we go from being the best kept secret, to being the best fried chicken in the Mid-South and nationwide? After being featured on Triple “D” things went bananas (bananas means VERY good). We have a map of the United States that we put up the day before the show aired, Aug. 3, 2008, from Aug. 4th until May 18, 2009 we've had over 450 out of state visitors. I had no idea Guy has such a loyal following. The first thing people say when they come in is, “You really did change the name to Sweet Spicy Love,” that was one of the best decisions that I ever made. We now bottle and sell the Sweet Spicy Love and the Uncle Lou's Corruption, we have a display in-store and we also have an online store at www.unclelousfriedchicken.com.
It has become a chore to just keep enough Sweet Spicy Love and Uncle Lou's Corruption bottled to serve in-store and online customers. “Thanks” Guy, we went from averaging six to eight gallons a week to making 18 to 20 gallons a week.
Now a little history about Uncle Lou's Corruption, I started making it about 15 years ago, Uncle Lou's Corruption is an all-purpose seasoning, without Uncle Lou's Corruption there would be no Sweet Spicy Love. Uncle Lou's Corruption is the “Love” in Sweet Spicy Love. It is also great for grilling, baking, broiling and boiling, its great on popcorn, vegetables, salads, dips, and the sky is the limit.