KFC- The Big Chicken- Cobb Pkwy, Marietta, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GA Cacher
N 33° 57.077 W 084° 31.213
16S E 729160 N 3759524
Quick Description: The Big Chicken is a KFC restaurant in Marietta, Georgia which features a large steel-sided structure designed in the appearance of a chicken rising up from the top of the building. .
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 2:31:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM26YD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
Views: 173

Long Description:
In 1963, Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake owner S.R. "Tubby" Davis erected the 56-foot (17-meter) tall structure over his restaurant as a method of advertising. It was designed by Hubert Puckett, a Georgia Tech student of architecture, and fabricated by Atlantic Steel in nearby Atlanta (of which Marietta is now a suburb). Davis later sold it to his brother, and it became a franchise of KFC.

In January 1993, storm winds damaged the structure, and rather than tear it down KFC was forced by public outcry to re-erect the building. Among those who complained about the Big Chicken being torn down were pilots, who actually used the building as a reference point when approaching Atlanta and Dobbins Air Reserve Base.[1] The new Big Chicken even includes the original design of beak and eyes which move, although this time the vibrations which plagued the first structure (even to the point of breaking windows) have been eliminated.
It is located at the city's biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (S. R. 120) and is a well-known landmark in the area
Location Type: Stand alone

Drive-Thru Window: yes

Address:
12 Cobb Pkwy N
Marietta, GA USA
30062


Serves buttermilk biscuits: yes

Serves Mashed Potatoes: yes

Serves Coleslaw: yes

Serves Hot&Spicy chicken: Not Listed

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