Friday, January 1, 2016

Chuy's Celebrates Elvis' 81st Birthday on Friday, January 8

From our friends at Chuy's...

Northern Virginia Restaurants Host Parties for Elvis Presley’s Birthday with Specials and Giveaways

Chuy's is hosting its annual Elvis Birthday Bash! On Friday, January 8, the Austin original Tex-Mex restaurant will celebrate the 81st birthday of Elvis Presley at both Chuy’s locations in Fairfax (11219 Lee Highway; (703) 364-5933) and Springfield (6793 Springfield Mall; (703) 971-7072.)

“We are always excited to celebrate Elvis’ birthday. He has been with us since the first Chuy's opened in Austin in 1982,” said John Korman, Director of Operations for Chuy’s. “Every Chuy's has a shrine to Elvis, and we've even named a few menu items after him. People know us for our quirky qualities, and this birthday is the perfect opportunity to showcase that."

Chuy's guests who stop by either Northern Virginia location on January 8 dressed as Elvis (or his better half Priscilla) will receive a free entrée. Also to commemorate The King’s 81st birthday, Chuy's will offer $1 off the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and Elvis Presley Memorial Combo to all customers.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Customers will receive free Twinkies® (while supplies last), and Chuy's will give away a special souvenir cup with the purchase of a margarita. Signature Blue Hawaiians and limited edition Elvis t-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Event History: When Chuy’s first opened in 1982 on Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX there was little money for restaurant décor. Chuy’s founders hit the streets with $20 in search of something to put on the walls. The over-sized velvet painting of Elvis they returned with changed the course of Chuy’s history forever. Soon, customers were donating their own memorabilia and Elvis was officially named the Patron Saint of Chuy’s. They have been constructing shrines in his honor and celebrating his birthday ever since. Join Chuy’s as they ring in The King’s 81st birthday this year with lots of fun and fanfare, and remember - at Chuy’s, Elvis has never left the building.

Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1982, Chuy's serves authentic, affordable Tex-Mex fare made to order from fresh ingredients and in an atmosphere full of fun and attitude. Chuy's has earned the reputation across Texas and throughout the Southeast for being the most fun and friendly spot to enjoy real Mexican food at a great price. For further information about Chuy's, visit