Chester’s Fried Chicken opens in Oakhurst

Fried chicken fans should prepare themselves; a Chester’s Fried Chicken opened Thursday in Oakhurst.

Thursday morning, the franchise location inside Yosemite Gas held its grand opening, and welcomed in breakfast customers with a selection of freshly-baked buttermilk biscuits topped by everything from bacon to gravy.

Erik Ramos, a Chester’s fan who arrived after 10 a.m. when lunch and dinner options were made available, said there was one reason for his excitement over the new location.

“Because it’s Chester’s,” Ramos laughed. “It’s fresh, it’s delicious. I mean, I was here yesterday waiting for it! It’s great to see one here.”

Diana Thach, one of the location’s owners alongside manager Mark Thach, said customers should be ready for all things Chester’s chicken including sides like green beans, potato wedges, and more with all items fresh.

“It’s a great place to enjoy fresh and delicious chicken,” Thach said. “What’s not to like?”

Prices range from $1.79 for a small side, $1.99 for a single Chicken Biscuit (two biscuits sandwiching chicken tenders), to multi-piece combo meals starting at $6.99 and a full 16 pieces for $19.99, alongside added combo prices.

The Oakhurst Chester’s will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with breakfast items available until 10 a.m.

A Chester’s location has long been available in North Fork, under different franchisees.

Details: Yosemite Gas is located at 40387 Highway 41, (559) 658-6333.