Glori-fried and Glori-fied: The Mahalia Jackson Story

The first Mahalia Jackson’s Fried Chicken Franchise opened in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King. Is there more to the franchise than yard bird, salt, pepper, and grease?

Alice Randall dissects the politics, race, business, and religion embodied by Mahalia Jackson’s Fried Chicken.