For those of you who love a good chicken sandwich and are a fan of the 1995 Sega Genesis 2D fighting game Shaq Fu, I've got good news for you. Shaquille O'Neal's chicken restaurant Big Chicken just got its very first location in Clio, MI just north of Flint, when it opened on February 7th.

Big Chicken recently made the announcement, informing Michiganders of the actual location of the restaurant:

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MICHIGAN. We're opening our first ever #BigChickenShaq location in the Great Lakes State on Tuesday, February 6th in Clio! Come by for Big Flavor, Big Food and Big Fun. 11476 N. Linden Rd. Clio, MI 48420

What Is Big Chicken?

As their website indicates, the restaurant was heavily inspired by Hall of Fame basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal"

Founded in 2018, Big Chicken is backed by a dream team of partners; JRS Hospitality, an accomplished Las Vegas-based ownership group; Authentic Brands Group, a multi-national, multi-billion-dollar brand development, marketing and entertainment company; and Hall of Fame basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. 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 while offering guests an inside look into the life and personality of Shaquille O’Neal.

Shaq was the player character in what has been called "one of the worst games ever made," but there are a lot of people out there who like his chicken, so this has to feel a little redeeming for the big man.

Shaquille O'Neal Big Chicken - Michigan

Gallery Credit: Big Chicken


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