Starting Thursday, Carley and Miller will invite Rials Vicksburg to dinner at Miller’s.
Carley and Miller Rials with their three children.
Carley and Miller Rials met in 2016 and married in 2018. They have three children, Tripp, Natalie Claire, and their 3-month-old newborn, Mary Hannon.
Miller Rials is the third generation to operate KFCs in Vicksburg.
The chicken pasta. Photo by David Dag
“My grandfather started KFC in 1966 in Vicksburg. We also have a Steak n’ Shake in Hattiesburg and plan to bring Steak n’ Shake to Vicksburg this year. And of course we just started our own brand, Miller’s,” said Rials.
Just before COVID, Miller announced that his company, Delish Brands, was building a new KFC at the South Frontage and a Steak n Shake at 61 North. They would also open their own business, Miller’s food.
COVID delayed all those plans. Construction of the KFC took nearly three times longer due to supply chain issues.
“Before COVID, we could order equipment and receive it within a few weeks. With all the supply chain issues created by COVID, we had to wait over six months for a cooler,” said Miller. “It really slowed us down. It’s even worse now. It takes a year to get a cooler or a deep fryer. Anyway, we’re still going to break ground and open that new Steak n’ Shake by the end of the year.”
Miller’s opened earlier this year and is located in the old KFC location on Indiana Avenue.
“We’ve always wanted to open a home-cooked restaurant in Vicksburg,” says Miller. “We are housed in an old fast food building, but we are not fast food. We cook everything from scratch and with love. For example, it takes 6 to 8 minutes to cook a chicken on the grill. It’s a real home cooked meal.”
Carley said, “We want to make sure our customers are happy. We’re still testing menu items and seeing what works and what doesn’t. We really appreciate all customer feedback so we can get it right! We strive for excellent customer service.”
The Western Burger at Miller’s. Photo by David Dag
“We hear all the time that we have the best beef tips in town,” said Miller. “On Tuesdays we have baked boneless chicken breast with cream sauce. On Friday we have chicken parmesan over angel hair pasta with a salad, dessert and drink for $12.99. Currently, our $12.99 plate lunches with drink and dessert are the biggest sellers and burgers are one of the top sellers.
The current menu at Miller’s.
On the night menu, Miller said, “We’re going to keep our regular menu, but we’re going to add some items. We have a Philly Cheesesteak, a Chicken Philly, a Patty Melt and then we have a pasta lineup. A blackened and fried chicken alfredo over pasta noodles with garlic bread. We got a cajun chicken pasta that comes over penna noodles along with that garlic bread. Those pasta plates include a salad and a drink for $16.99. All our sauces are homemade and we have our fried chicken and catfish dishes. We will also have catfish buckets with 16 to 20 fish in them to feed 6 to 8 people. We also have one of my personal favorites, catfish bites. See a typo? Report it here.