CREDIT TO: DEVARRICK TURNER, KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL, MARCH 18, 2023
Taco Bell’s new Cheesy Chicken Crispanada being sold exclusively at Knoxville might be the latest fast food craze around town, but one longtime local favorite restaurant is not only going strong after 30 years, but just received a major statewide accolade.
Aubrey’s, owned by Randy Burleson, was named as the best locally owned restaurant in Tennessee by Southern Living magazine.
“The fact that chicken fingers with honey mustard sell like hotcakes tells you a lot about Aubrey’s,” Southern Living states. “And at the helm after 30 years is a proud University of Tennessee grad who loves his state.”
Aubrey’s received the honor after Southern Living asked its readers to share their favorite local restaurants in their state. Here’s what helped Aubrey’s reach the top spot for the state.
There are 14 Aubrey’s in East Tennessee, including locations in Morristown, Strawberry Plains, and Sevierville.