Mike Tepool and John McBride whom both graduated from Auburn University opened Tenders! first restaurant May of 1996 in the Five Points area of Huntsville, AL. After several years of kicking the idea of opening a chicken fingers restaurant in Huntsville, the two met one fall day at Monte Sano Terrace apartments to try and duplicate the chicken tenders and sauce they once loved to eat while attending Auburn.

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  • 527 Wynn Drive Northwest
  • Huntsville AL, 35816


Huntsville is located in the Huntsville & Decatur Area of the North Alabama Region

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One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

Big Daddy Chicken Plate

Tenders! was opened in 1996 by two Auburn alumni who wanted to replicate their favorite chicken tenders from their college days. Years later, Tenders! is known far and wide for its freshly battered chicken, tasty sauce and walls plastered with SEC memorabilia. The "Big Daddy" chicken plate – with its six chicken tenders, fries, slaw, Texas toast and two types of sauces – gives you a little bit of everything and is easily the most popular item on the menu.

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