The Big Chicken


12 Cobb Pkwy N
Marietta GA 30062

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Thursday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sunday : 10:00am - 11:00pm


The restaurant was built in 1956 at 12 Cobb Parkway, on the newly constructed stretch of Highway 41, the first divided highway in Cobb County. Taking advantage of the prime location on the new and quicker route for travelers on U.S. 41, Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake owner S. R. "Tubby" Davis erected the 56-foot (17-meter) tall structure over his restaurant in 1963 as a method of advertising. The novelty architecture was designed by Hubert Puckett, a Georgia Tech student of architecture, and fabricated by Atlantic Steel in nearby Atlanta (of which Marietta is a suburb). Davis later sold it to his brother, and it became a franchise of KFC.

The Big Chicken is commonly used as a landmark for driving directions. Locals will often include "make a turn at the Big Chicken", or "it's about x miles past the Big Chicken". 
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Children's Menu / Family Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
Average Entrée Price
  • $1-$9
Meals Served
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Cuisine Served
  • American
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