Are you a fan of crispy fried chicken or BBQ ribs, or chicken and waffles? If so, I have the perfect place for you; an award-winning Fresno restaurant that has been serving delicious food for 50 years. What place am I talking about? Rudy Jr.’s Chicken Man located at 2707 N Hughes Ave, Fresno, CA 93705.
My family and I frequent the restaurant maybe once every month or so. The last time I was eating there, I asked the owner, Janet Wash how business was going. She replied that due to the construction of the high-speed rail, business was down a bit. Chicken Man just recently celebrated their 50-year anniversary. I have a soft spot in my heart for local businesses; without them we are left with cookie cutter restaurants that serve the same old’ same old.
I wanted to help Janet in any way possible. So, being the videographer that I am, I suggested to do two videos for them to remind people about how great their food is. I explained to her that I would not charge her anything to do the videos. I explained to Janet that I believe in her restaurant and wanted to help spread the word about her great restaurant. One video would focus on the back story of the restaurant, and the other would be a :30 promotional focusing on their food. Janet and I agreed on a few dates for shooting.
During my time shooting the footage, I was able to talk to a few regulars. Chicken Man regulars love, love, love this place. One regular said he had been going there for forty years. Another came by to pick up an order for her husband. She said he had just retired and wanted his favorite food…Chicken Man.
As a videographer, I have the opportunity to help others by telling their story in a through a powerful medium. I wanted to tell Chicken Man’s story and remind people that we have an award-winning chicken restaurant right here in Fresno. As of this blog post, I have posted the video online. Many people have commented that Chicken Man has the best chicken in town. One post mentioned that they had been going to the restaurant for over 40 years. It is obvious Rudy Jr.’s Chicken Man is a restaurant worth going to. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Down below are the two videos that feature this award-winning Fresno restaurant.
I have been working in television and media for over 18 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, producer and storyteller.