January 10, 2022 |

Rosemont Welcomes 1st Midwest Location of Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken

Big Chicken Joins Stan’s Donuts and Small Cheval in Next Generation of Quick Casual Restaurants Scheduled to Open This Fall

The Village of Rosemont is proud to welcome NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s craft casual chicken restaurant, Big Chicken, in fall 2022. The opening will mark Big Chicken’s first Midwest location.

“We are so excited to welcome Big Chicken’s first Midwest location this fall and introduce its delicious chicken sandwiches to Rosemont’s residents and visitors alike,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “The 2,610-square-foot venue will join Stan’s Donuts and Small Cheval as we welcome the next generation of quick casual restaurants to Rosemont this fall.”

Big Chicken will be located at 9421 W. Higgins Road. With taste at the forefront, Big Chicken delivers a menu that fuses home-cooked childhood favorites with bold new flavors. With existing free-standing locations in Glendale, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev., the restaurant aims to create a fun family haven that both comforts and delights.

About Big Chicken
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. With five locations currently open and several in the development pipeline, Big Chicken is prepped to begin U.S. and international expansion through franchising.

To learn more about Big Chicken, visit

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