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Sep 9 2018

Shaquille O’Neal is turning in his Blue Chips and his Basketball for Reality T.V and ChickenPosted By Jennifer Levin - 09/09/18

Move over Las Vegas chicken restaurants, Former NBA superstar and all-around American hero Shaquille O'Neal is town.  "Big Chicken" is expected to open near the intersection of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue on October 23, 2018.

True to its name, Big Chicken serves up large portions of fried chicken. The menu offers chicken fingers, sandwiches, sliders (sorry no bones or wings), salads and an assortment of fries, mac & cheese and even some ice cream sandwiches. Prices are reasonable and the service is friendly with a delightful ambiance. Offering no shortage of televisions or seating options including tables, booths, tall-boys and bar, the chairs wide and comfy as though Shaq may have selected them himself.  

Big Chicken is conveniently located across from the Hard Rock and has plenty of parking. The chicken is juicy and bursting with flavor while managing not be greasy at all. There are a wide variety of sauces you can top of your chicken. Choose from Shaq Sauce, Spicy Chipotle BBQ, Korean BBQ, BBQ Buttermilk Ranch, Sweet and Smokey Memphis BBQ, Buffalo Style Hot Sauce and Carolina Tangy Honey Mustard BBQ.  Don't forget Shaq's #1 Draft Choice, Shaq's specialty brewed beers, wine that you can purchase by the glass or half bottle, domestic and imported beer and lastly specialty cocktails featuring the drinks such as the, "Alley-Oop, Double Dribble, and the Free Throw."

But that's not all folks; Facebook introduces a new reality series starring the Shaq Attack for its video service Facebook Watch.  Facebook will take you on O'Neal's journey as he manages the everyday hassles of balancing his already busy life with becoming a restaurateur – determined not to lose his charm, humor and wittiness in the process, over the upcoming eight episode program, fans from all over the globe will be given the opportunity to interact with Shaq and give advice and opinions of how the new restaurant should unfold and be run.

In between episodes, the former ball player will be taking feedback from his loyal fans on Facebook. "It's going to be so much fun designing my own restaurant, and I can't imagine a better group of people to do it with than with my incredibly loyal Facebook fans," O'Neal said. "It's an opportunity for us to collaborate together, and I know the Facebook community will offer terrific feedback." 

By Jennifer Levin