Percentage of World Famous Huey Burger Sales to Benefit Church Health Center.
Huey’s 40th anniversary celebration took place on April 18, 2010 at Huey’s Midtown location, 1927 Madison Ave. The event, which was free and open to the public, was a huge success. With live music inside and outside, food, and drinks, everyone was sure to have a great time. This milestone event is Huey’s way of thanking Memphis for all of its support over the years.
Artists that performed at the event included The Settlers (Thomas Boggs was in this band), Funk de Ville, DiAnne Price and Her Boyfriends, and the Soul Shockers. The music started at 2 p.m. and jammed on until midnight.
The anniversary party celebrated Huey’s commitment to serve up blues, brews and award-winning burgers, but it also celebrated Thomas Boggs and his family’s tradition of giving back to the community.
In celebration of this special occasion, a percentage of World Famous Huey Burger sales during the month of April at all seven locations went directly to the Church Health Center, whose ministries provide quality, affordable healthcare to working uninsured people and their families. Through these sales, Huey’s is proud to say they were able to donate $10,000 to the Church Health Center.
“Giving back to the community is important because it is one of our founding philosophies,” said Huey’s President, Lauren Boggs McHugh. “We believe in Memphis, and its people. We believe our company has been richly blessed by the great staff we have and by our loyal customers. By supporting Church Health Center and other local charities, we are able to give back and show our gratitude.”
Thomas Boggs began working at Huey’s in 1975, eventually becoming co-owner with Jay Sheffeild. Boggs won numerous civic and community awards throughout his lifetime and passed away in May 2008. Boggs left a tremendous legacy in Memphis and made an unforgettable mark on the restaurant community.
Huey’s is still owned and operated by the Boggs family today.