Will a Big Chicken Franchise Come to Your Neighborhood?

Shaq and Big Chicken

Grand Opening Alert: Shaq’s Big Chicken is Making its Way Across the Country

If you’re excited to try Shaq’s Big Chicken, you won’t have to wait long. The basketball legend plans to open his first brick-and-mortar shop in Houston early next year with more franchised locations popping up throughout the country in 2023.

Big Chicken has been expanding on both land and sea. The chicken franchise can be found on two Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ships and arenas in Seattle and New York as well as in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Upcoming Big Chicken Locations

To continue its expansion, Big Chicken seeks multi-unit franchisees. According to a press release from the fast-casual brand, there are plans to open more than 150 locations across the country in Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Tennessee, California, Florida, Idaho, and Illinois. Below is a list of Big Chicken franchises that are planned to open in 2023. Perhaps one will be coming to your neighborhood. The following dates are tentative.

December 2022 Big Chicken Grand Openings


The Landing, 921 N 10th St., Renton, Wash.

January 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings


9595 W Tropicana Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev.


Downtown Gilbert, 366 N Gilbert Rd., #106, Gilbert, Ariz.


Woodlake Square, 9660 Westheimer Rd., #250, Houston, Texas

March 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings


Kansas City Airport, 1 International Square, Kansas City, Mo.

Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Ave., St. Louis, Mo.

April 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings


Hollywood Casino, 1717 River Rd., North Baton Rouge, La.


BFG Bank Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.

May 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings


Higgins Row, 9421 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, Ill.


Richmond Town Center, 3415 FM 762, Suite 100, Richmond, Texas

June 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings 


NoHo West, 6130 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #D140, North Hollywood, Calif.

August 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings


Hwy 395 & Hwy 88 Minden, Nev.

September 2023 Big Chicken Grand Openings

New Jersey

101 Atlantic City International Airport Suite 106, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and content developer. In her role as content and marketing specialist for IFPG, she creates original content for the franchise broker network's ongoing initiatives and writes articles for FranchiseWire.com.
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