Yesterday I wrote about a Turkey. Today, a chicken. Don't get me wrong, I am not in a "Fowl" mood, just like talking about quirky things in the area. So, what's up with a big chicken? Not a big chicken, but THE big chicken.
In a neighboring town, Marietta, Ga. there exists a landmark known by all. So much so that the locals offer directions that always include this landmark in their instructions. Where is the so and so, they will ask. The local will reply, well, you hang a right at the big chicken...
The big chicken. So, this landmark is in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. It rises above the restaurant a good 30 feet and has a rotating eyeball and beak that opens and closes. It can be seen for blocks around. Years ago the restaurant needed to make repairs to the chicken and decided it might be best if they just removed it. There was such an uproar from locals that the restaurant went ahead and made the repairs. Not sure if the money was worth it, but there continues to this day to be a line everyday at the door.
So, if you are ever in Marietta Ga. take the time to visit The Big Chicken, you won't regret it. Can't find it? Just ask anyone and they will be able to get you there.
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