On top of being an actor, sports analyst, DJ, musician, and, of course, basketball hall-of-Famer, Shaquille O’Neal, is also a proprietor of his own fast-casual chicken franchise appropriately named, Big Chicken.
The franchise has been gradually expanding across the United States beyond its initial set of locations in California and Las Vegas in 2018. With outposts popping up in airports and arenas left right, and center recently, Big Chicken will this year be coming to the Big D as part of a huge Texas expansion which includes a Houston location set to open this month.
Reaching out for more information, Big Chicken confirmed its incoming Dallas location but could not give more information on where or when exactly it will be, though a more specific 2023 date and address will be made clear in the near future.
With locations soon opening in Houston, San Antonio, and Richmond as well as Dallas, it looks like Big Chicken will be a regular sight across the Lone Star State. After a franchise agreement was made public in 2022, it has been mooted that it included more than 50 restaurant locations across Texas planned for the coming years.
The Big Chicken franchise specializes in comfort food fare. Its menu ranges from chicken sandwiches, popcorn chicken, and chicken tenders, to sliders, salads, and boozy shakes.
Its signatures include the “Shaq Attack” chicken sandwich with pepper jack cheese, jalapeño slaw, and spicy chipotle bbq sauce served on a brioche bun, as well as the Charles Barkley – a mac and Cheese, crispy fried onions, and roasted garlic bbq aioli stacked chicken sandwich.
“Big Chicken fuses O’Neal’s home-cooked childhood favorites with today’s trending flavors. From crispy chicken sandwiches and tenders to Cheez-It® crusted mac n’ cheese and hand-crafted ice cream shakes, each menu item tells a story all the while offering guests an inside look into the life and personality of Shaquille O’Neal” reads the release.
More information about Big Chicken, its menu, and its incoming locations can be found at www.bigchicken.com.
[Featured image courtesy of Big Chicken]