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Shaq’s Big Chicken Restaurant Coming To Orlando This Year.

At 7’1” we know that former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is big. So, it’s very fitting that his restaurant is called Big Chicken. Back in April, it was announced that he would be opening restaurants in Florida and now we know when.

According to the company’s website, Big Chicken will be opening in Orlando at 250 E. Michigan Street, in late 2023, however a specific date has not been announced.

There are a few Big Chicken restaurants open already in the US in California and Las Vegas, as well as in a few sports arenas and on two Carnival Cruise ships. There are plans to open over 40 of them in The Sunshine State with Shaq’s first Big Chicken restaurant to open in Florida in Orlando.

The menu sounds delicious with crispy chicken sandwiches with names like Big Aristotle, M.D.E., Uncle Jerome and Big & Sloppy. Just like the name of the restaurant, they’re BIG. There’s also chicken tenders, salads and great sounding desserts.


Right now, it doesn’t look like there are any Big Chicken locations scheduled to open in SWFL, but hopefully that’ll change.

For more information and to check out the menu, click here


Crumbl Cookies Opens In Cape Coral

Crumbl Cookies opens in Cape Coral on Friday, March 17th. It is a national cookie chain that is known for their fresh, flavorful treats. The treats are packaged in a signature pink box.  There are about 750 Crumbl locations around the country. However, until this week, the only one in Southwest Florida has been in Naples. It opened last year on Naples Blvd. We know how much Southwest Floridians love their cookies, their cakes, and just desserts in general, so this is some tasty good news.

Crumbl Cookies

Crumbl Cookies bake fresh daily and always have something new and different to try.

Crumbl has some 200 different flavors on its roster. The Milk Chocolate Chip is a flagship and is always found in the stores. Flavors rotate weekly so you always have a different selection. Fans check the website each week to find the six cookies that will be coming out of the ovens. In addition, there is always a so-called “Mystery Cookie.” Unique to Crumbl, not all cookies are hot. Some are chilled. Other’s are more cake-like. There is a cookie for everyone here. Wether you gift them or take them home, Crumbl offers a variety of box sizes with four and six packs being the most popular.

The newest cookie shop is at 1519 NE Pine Island Rd, Suite 150. It’s across the street from FOS Furniture, next to Mission BBQ. Doors open Friday at 8am and stay open until midnight for you late night snackers.

Crumbl Cookies opens in Cape Coral this week. To get primed and ready, check out some of the photos in these posts. Go and enjoy.

Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127