Harold’s Chicken Shack #55


Harold’s (short for Harold’s Chicken Shack), is considered by many, to be “the fried chicken king of the South Suburbs.” Founded in 1950, Harold’s Chicken Shack was established by the late Harold Pierce. His first Restaurant was located in Chicago,IL at 47th and Greenwood.

Harold explained his reasoning for starting such a business: “When I was a child, a Preacher came to our house and ate all our chicken.” “I told my Mother then that when I got to be a Big Boy I was going to open a chicken restaurant!” Over the years (as business grew), Mr. Pierce began franchising them out. Harold’s Chicken has become a staple in many communities across the state of Illinois and is constantly growing each year.

There are now several Harold’s Chicken Shacks throughout the country. In places such as Champaign IL. Bloomingdale IL. Wicker Park IL. Detroit MI. Dallas TX. Las Vegas NV. and Atlanta GA. 

Franchise Owners of store #55 “Mr. & Mrs. Percy Billings” opened their first Harold’s Chicken Shack in 1984 at 7310 S Halsted. They opened a second location at 100 W. 87th Street in 1992. The Billings opened their third location in down town Chicago at 2109 S. Wabash. “We’re hoping to serve the communities of Chicago for generations to come”.

Second location:

8653 S. State Street

Chicago,IL. 60619 (773)874-8653

  • 100 W. 87th Street, Chicago, IL