Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal was a superstar on the court and now he's working on being a superstar in the chicken business so watch out Colonel Sanders.

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Shaquille O'Neal

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7-foot 1-inch basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal had an amazing 19-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) became a four-time NBA champion, and was regarded as one of the best centers of all time.

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Shaq went on to become an NBA TV analyst. Shaq also made four rap albums with one going platinum. He has appeared in numerous films and starred in his reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.  So what is next for Shaq?

Shaquille O'Neal Launches Big Chicken Franchise

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Shaquille O'Neal is quite the entrepreneur and has previously been in owning and selling several national food chains. He purchased a Krispy Kreme location in Atlanta in 2016. He has owned and sold 155 Five Guys restaurants. Shaq currently owns 17 Auntie Anne's restaurants, 150 car washes, 40 health clubs, and a movie theater in Newark, and as of 2018, he became the founder and owner of Shaquille O'Neal's Big Chicken restaurant franchises. Now there's a guy who knows how to make some money.

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Shaq has Big Chicken restaurant locations in Nevada, Arizona, California, Baltimore, Maryland, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, and soon 20 new locations in Michigan.

Shaquille O'Neal To Open First 2 Big Chicken Locations in Michigan

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According to MLive, Shaquille O'Neal has plans for 20 new Big Chicken restaurants to open in Michigan. The first one will open in early 2024 near Flint on Linden Road in Clio. The second location will open in Highland on Highland Road in the spring. With 18 more restaurants to come to Michigan, we can only hope a location makes it to Grand Rapids. Watch out KFC and Popeyes...Shaq is coming for you.

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