Big Chicken, the famous chicken concept known for serving big, delicious mouthwatering food, has announced the signing of a new development deal with seasoned restaurant operating group Concept 2 Completion Hospitality which is made up of Cory Mason, Christopher Goss, Alexander Wertheim, Kenneth Crear, and Cedric Crear.
Concept 2 Completion Hospitality group will draw upon its more than a century of collective expertise in diverse fields such as restaurants, marketing, entertainment, construction, and community activism in operating their Big Chicken restaurants.
"Beyond the celebrity endorsement by Shaquille O'Neal, Big Chicken boasts an extraordinary charm that's truly unique. Having savored an array of their BIG flavors at various Big Chicken restaurants, I can confidently vouch for the consistently exceptional quality and flavor," Christopher Goss said.
Big Chicken brand currently has locations open in Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Seattle; Houston; Gilbert, Arizona; Rosemont, Illinois and in the Dayton, Ohio region, as well as in metro-New York’s UBS Arena, The Comcast Center in Philadelphia, The Moody Center in Austin, ASU’s Mullett Arena, Palm Springs’ Acrisure Arena, St. Louis’s Busch Stadium, Kansas City International Airport and on three Carnival Cruise ships.
The group behind Concept 2 Completion Hospitality will bring three new locations to Greater Memphis and Northern Mississippi. Commenting on the new deal, Big Chicken CEO Josh Halpern said among other things that they can’t wait to see the group expand the brand’s presence in the Greater Memphis Metro area. In his words:
“The team at Concept 2 Completion Hospitality shares our core value of providing our guests with a dining experience that has BIG fun at its heart. Our leadership team recognizes the importance of further engaging with team members across our network of locations and showing them opportunities to develop their careers at Big Chicken. This is an initiative that I know resonates with the Concept 2 Completion team as well, and that’s part of the reason why we can’t wait to see them expand the brand’s presence in the Greater Memphis Metro area,” said CEO Josh Halpern.
The Big Chicken concept is the brainchild of Shaquille O’Neal and other highly accomplished individuals. O’Neal opened the first Big Chicken in Las Vegas in 2018, located near the Virgin Hotel. The restaurant serves some of the best chicken sandwiches with the biggest flavor of all time.
With taste at the forefront, Big Chicken delivers a menu that fuses home-cooked childhood favorites with bold new flavors. The menu includes the signature crispy fried chicken with barbecue sauce, varieties of fried chicken sandwiches, sliders, tenders, and salads topped with crispy chicken and more. Sandwiches include the Big and Sloppy, which comes stuffed with macaroni and cheese, crispy onions, and roasted barbecue aioli.