Celebrating 50 Years

Southern Fried Saturday

Wife Saver is celebrating their 50th Anniversary by turning back the clock with special prices.  On Saturday, August 8th, an 8-piece Mixed will be $5.99 and an 8-piece legs & thighs will be $3.99.  That’s over half off of regular prices.

Founded in 1965 by George Cunningham, WifeSaver began as a way for George to take care of the mounting medical bills brought on by his son, (and now owner) Chris Cunningham’s childhood bout with polio. The original WifeSaver on Milledgeville Road stood in the front yard of George’s home.  Now, 50 years later, they are still serving up Award Winning Chicken.

 “We’ve been here for 50 years…which is kind of mind boggling when you think about it.” says Chris Cunningham, President of Wife Saver, Inc.  “When we started, an 8-piece Family Meal was $2.89, a cup of tea was a dime, a 2-piece chicken dinner with two sides and bread was .85 cents and a gallon of gas was a quarter.  That just goes to show how long we’ve been around…and, I think we are going to be here for 50 more years.”  A lot has changed in those 50 years, but Wife Saver’s famous recipes have stayed the same and the food has since become a beloved culinary staple of football tailgaters and post-church suppers in this part of Georgia.