Chicken tenders aren’t usually thought of as a staple when it comes to food–that is until you’ve been to Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders.
” It’s the simplicity of it” says Abner White, a former Ole Miss football player who opened Abner’s in 1993. “We take one thing and try to do it very well”
White says he noticed the need for more dining options in Oxford when he was still in college. ” My buddies and I were always running out of places to eat” he says. ” There were some good places to eat in Oxford back then…but not many, it seemed like the perfect place to start a new restaurant”.
White’s first chicken tenders restaurant in Oxford was so successful that he opened his second in Starkville in 1998 and a second Oxford location in 2000. Since 2000, Abner has opened locations in Tupelo, Brandon, and Cordova(TN). “I didn’t know that I would have 6 restaurants,” White says. “At the time, I just wanted one little restaurant–a place people could come for some good fresh chicken and a Coke”.