We Have The Opening Date For New Jersey's First "Big Chicken" Restaurant

Former NBA Great Shaquille O'Neal has become a real business tycoon since retiring from basketball and is involved with a bunch of successful businesses and one of his most recent is a new restaurant chain called "Big Chicken". This "chicken" restaurant has opened at various locations around the nation, but the very first "Big Chicken" will open here in New Jersey.


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The first "Big Chicken" will open in Somerset County at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  The mall is located at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 202/206 and borders I-287 at 400 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.



According to Patch, "On July 18, Big Chicken will host a "BIG opening bash" where the first 34 fans in line will have the chance to vie for the ultimate opportunity – free Big Chicken food and drinks for a year, limited to $10 a week. (The number 34 is a nod to O’Neal’s iconic jersey number that was retired in 2012.)"


The Patch added, "Big Chicken fuses O’Neal’s home-cooked childhood favorites with today’s trending flavors, according to Big Chicken."


Here are some of the menu items that folks are looking forward to tasting at "Big Chicken"

  • The Original Big Chicken sandwich
  • Uncle Jerome’s Nashville Hot (Nashville Hot Chicken, lettuce, mayo, and pickles),
  • The Ultimate (mac & cheese, crispy fried onions, and roasted garlic BBQ aioli)
  • Crispy crinkle-cut fries
  • Delicious ice cream milkshakes


Once again, New Jersey's first "Big Chicken" restaurant will open at the Village at Bridgewater Commons Mall on Thursday, July 18th.


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