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Founded: 2018

Big Chicken fuses Hall of Fame basketball star Shaquille O’Neal's home-cooked childhood favorites with today’s trending  flavors.

Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest venue location at Wintrust Arena located on the McCormick Place campus.
June 11th, 2024
Big Chicken is set to open its sixth Seattle Metro location in the Shoreline Place shopping center, near the intersection of 155th and Westminster Way (15515 Westminster Way North).
May 29th, 2024
Big Chicken announced today that it has taken top honors in the 2024 Fast Casual “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list.
May 28th, 2024
Making its New Jersey debut in style at the Bridgewater Commons shopping center, Big Chicken will join a collection of iconic retailers, eateries and entertainment venues.
May 2nd, 2024
Legendary basketball hall of famer, iconic entertainer and celebrated entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal is going global with Big Chicken.
May 1st, 2024
Big Chicken is set to open in high-profile downtown digs at Broad and 4th Streets (410 Broad St.).
April 15th, 2024
Big Chicken announced today that it has signed a six-unit development agreement with experienced restaurant operator, Jason Ratlif.
March 29th, 2024
Big Chicken announced today that David and Lorri Jones, multi-unit franchise owners of Big Chicken in the Pacific Northwest, were named as 2023 Franchisees of the Year.
March 22nd, 2024
Big Chicken is fueling the mania for the Big Tournament with a nationwide Big Bracket Challenge.
March 19th, 2024
Big Chicken is scoring BIG with its guests through the launch of its cutting-edge rewards program, created in partnership with Thanx.
March 5th, 2024
Founded by legendary basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, the chicken concept will open its debut restaurant Hixson, Tennessee on March 4.
March 4th, 2024
Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest location in Springdale, Arkansas.
February 26th, 2024
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Big Chicken is set to open at IMG Academy on January 12.
January 18th, 2024
Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest location in the heart of Carson City, Nevada.
December 29th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today that the brand will expand its presence in Louisiana.
December 22nd, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest location in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.
December 11th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Hartland, Michigan.
December 7th, 2023
Big Chicken announced that it has signed its latest agreement with experienced QSR owners and operators.
December 7th, 2023
November 16th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Killeen between Montague Village and Fort Cavazos.
November 9th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today that it has signed its latest agreement with seasoned restaurant operating group Concept 2 Completion Hospitality.
September 20th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today that the brand will expand its presence in Pennsylvania.
September 13th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Massachusetts at the Northshore Mall.
September 7th, 2023
Big Chicken's newest location is set to open in Richmond on August 30th at 3415 FM 762, across from the Brazos Town Center.
August 29th, 2023
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Big Chicken announced today that seasoned restaurant operators behind H&D Group Investments have signed a franchise agreement to bring 20 locations to eastern Michigan.
August 23rd, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Washington Heights, Texas. 
August 22nd, 2023
Big Chicken announced today that it has signed a lease to open its first restaurant in the Keystone State with local restaurant group, Memo II, LLC.
August 16th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Melbourne, Florida.
July 25th, 2023
Get ready to eat life to the fullest, Rosemont! Shaquille O’Neal-owned Big Chicken is set to open its first location in Illinois on July 11.
July 14th, 2023
Big Chicken announced that accomplished entrepreneurs, Chad and Aditya Patel, have signed an agreement to bring six locations to New Jersey.
June 26th, 2023
Big Chicken was honored by Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine at its annual MVP (Most Valuable Performer) Awards.
May 17th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the signed lease of its newest location in Doral, Florida.
May 10th, 2023
May 5th, 2023
It’s time for tipoff as a hit chicken restaurant is set to enter Boston.
April 28th, 2023
April 26th, 2023
Founded by Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Big Chicken's newest location is set to open in Houston on April 8 at 9660 Westheimer Road.
April 6th, 2023
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Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken meets Major League Baseball beginning on March 30 with the opening of its newest location at Busch Stadium.
March 22nd, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal owned Big Chicken is set to open its second location in Arizona on March 15.
March 14th, 2023
Big Chicken is throwing a birthday bash to remember for its founder Shaquille O’Neal.
March 6th, 2023
The fast casual chicken concept founded by Shaquille O’Neal announced today the opening of its newest location in Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
March 1st, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal owned Big Chicken is officially opening its newest location in CFG Bank Arena on February 21.
February 28th, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal-Owned Big Chicken and Blue Origin are teaming up to feed the imaginations of the next generation of explorers for the benefit of Earth and space chicken.
February 13th, 2023
Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest restaurant at 9595 W Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas.
January 10th, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal’s chicken sandwich concept Big Chicken announced the opening of its newest location.
December 19th, 2022
Southern California’s long-awaited venue, Acrisure Arena, will soon open its doors on December 14, with Shaquille O’Neal-owned Big Chicken.
December 19th, 2022
Big Chicken signs lease for the restaurant to open in Richmond.
December 7th, 2022
BIG things are headed to central and eastern Texas.
November 15th, 2022
Big Chicken, the fast casual chicken concept founded by celebrated Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, announced today its presence at the 2022 Circuit of The Americas in Austin.
October 21st, 2022
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Shaquille O’Neal’s chicken sandwich concept Big Chicken announced today the opening of its newest location.
October 14th, 2022
Arizona State University’s (ASU’s) newest multipurpose arena, the Mullett Arena, which will open this Friday, October 14, is ready to satisfy fan cravings for the BIG game with Shaquille O’Neal-owned Big Chicken.
October 12th, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal, announced today that the brand has inked a 5-unit deal that encompasses Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
September 2nd, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal owned Big Chicken announced that it has appointed a trio of executives to its leadership team.
August 26th, 2022
Big Chicken is breaking ground in Houston with its first signed lease in a major multi-unit deal.
August 25th, 2022
Big Chicken is breaking ground in Renton with its first signed lease in a multi-unit deal across the Seattle metropolitan area.
August 22nd, 2022
Big Chicken announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement to open its first restaurant in Tennessee with local restauranter Jim Richards.
August 19th, 2022
The first franchise location is set to open on August 11 at Austin Landing, the Dayton, Ohio area’s premier mixed-use retail, restaurant and entertainment destination.
August 8th, 2022
Big Chicken announced today it elevated Marci Rude to Vice President of Development.
May 31st, 2022
Big Chicken announced today it was ranked number 25 on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list.
May 25th, 2022
Big Chicken announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with local restaurant owner Damon Kreizenbeck to open 6 new Big Chicken locations across northwest Nevada.
May 20th, 2022
Big Chicken, NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal’s craft-casual chicken restaurant, is set open a seasonal pop-up location during Jeddah Season.
May 13th, 2022
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