About Us

Ms. Hattie's Legacy

Hattie’s Restaurants traces its roots to one remarkable woman, Ms. Hattie Moseley Austin Gray.

In 1938, Ms. Hattie launched Hattie’s Chicken Shack. Despite challenges, her dedication remained unwavering, and the restaurant became a community pillar at 45 Phila Street.

Ms. Hattie’s legacy extends beyond food, encompassing support for local charities and nurturing young talents. Today, we proudly continue her tradition of warmth and heartfelt hospitality.

Hattie's Downtown Saratoga

Our Story

In 2021, Hattie’s Restaurants was purchased by local philanthropists Ed and Lisa Mitzen, becoming part of the Business for Good™ family of companies, turning Hattie’s into a change-making kitchen. Hattie’s Restaurants is not just serving up an amazing culinary experience, we’re also serving our community. Every bite you savor at Hattie’s is a bite for GOOD – all profits go to Business for Good and are distributed to organizations and charities that fight hunger and food insecurity within our communities.

“Saratoga was fast, man; it was fast. It was up all night long.”

Ms. Hattie

Community Driven

Community is at the heart of everything we do. From our vibrant annual Mardi Gras fundraiser event to providing employment opportunities and implementing initiatives like “Hattie’s Homework Hour,” where students who work at Hattie’s after school can clock in early, enjoy a meal, and get paid to complete their homework, we prioritize fostering a sense of belonging and connection. Recognizing that our success is intertwined with the well-being of the neighborhoods we serve, we are dedicated to nurturing strong community bonds.

Lisa and Ed Mitzen at 2024 Hattie's Mardi Gras

Our Locations

At Hattie’s Restaurants, our locations embody our commitment to spreading Fine Southern Goodness. It started with our original spot on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. Expanding to meet demand, we opened a fast-casual spot in Wilton for convenience. Our newest addition in Albany, marked by our iconic neon sign, offers the same warmth and flavor. Whether in Saratoga Springs, Wilton, or Albany, expect the same dedication to exceptional food.

Downtown Saratoga Springs
Albany Sign
Wilton Plaza
Saratoga Racetrack
chicken and waffles syrup pour

Award-Winning Recipes

At Hattie’s Restaurants, our locations embody our commitment to spreading Fine Southern Goodness. It started with our original spot on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. Expanding to meet demand, we opened a fast-casual spot in Wilton for convenience. Our newest addition in Albany, marked by our iconic neon sign, offers the same warmth and flavor. Whether in Saratoga Springs, Wilton, or Albany, expect the same dedication to exceptional food.

All profits from Hattie’s Restaurants are donated to Business for Good and are distributed to organizations and charities that fight hunger and food insecurity within our communities.

Our Team

Jasper Alexander

Chef Jasper Alexander

Director, Culinary

Beth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

Director, Restaurants

Philip "Fitz" Fitzpatrick

Chef Philip “Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Executive Chef

Llona Hogan

Llona Hogan

General Manager

Thomas Flewelling

Thomas Flewelling

General Manager

Steve Headshot

Steve Bohrer

General Manager

Thank You

Thank you for being a part of the Hattie’s Restaurants family. We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing more memorable moments and delicious meals with you. Thank you for being a part of our story!

smiling woman enjoying dinner