NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Shaquille O'Neal, NBA star and Carnival Cruise Line’s Chief Fun Officer, gives guests a taste of his highly-anticipated dishes that will be offered at sea as part of Big Chicken at Mardi Gras’ Summer Landing zone during Carnival Cruise Line's NYC Cruise Into Summer Event To Celebrate The Arrival Of Mardi Gras In 2020 at Pier 59 on June 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Carnival Cruise Line)

At 7’1” we know that Shaq is big, so it’s very fitting that he’s expanding his franchise of Big Chicken restaurants and has plans to open them in Florida.

There’s a few Big Chicken restaurants open in the US in California and Las Vegas, as well as in a few sports arenas and on two Carnival Cruise ships. Now, Shaq has plans to open 40 of them along Florida’s Panhandle.

The Panhandle Restaurant Group wrote in a press release “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.”

As of now, it doesn’t look like SWFL is in the plans, but if there’s success up north in FL, maybe he’ll expand south! And by the sounds of the Las Vegas location menu, (my mouth is watering) we WANT Big Chicken!


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