The Big Chicken is an iconic landmark and a beloved symbol of the city. Standing tall at the intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road just beyond the borders of East Cobb, this larger-than-life chicken-shaped structure captures the hearts of locals and visitors alike.
The Big Chicken first appeared in 1963 as part of a marketing campaign for Johnny Reb’s Chick, Chuck, and Shake restaurant, which was later transformed into a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise. The 56 foot tall structure features a moving beak and eyes, adding a touch of whimsy to its towering presence.
Over the years, the Big Chicken has become a cultural phenomenon and a source of pride for the community. It has been featured in numerous television shows, movies, and commercials, making it an instantly recognizable symbol of Marietta. The sight of the Big Chicken never fails to bring a smile to the faces of those who pass by.
In addition to its whimsical appearance, the Big Chicken serves as a beacon for locals and tourists seeking directions. Its prominent location and unique design make it a convenient and memorable landmark for navigation in the area.
A visit to the Big Chicken is a must. Capture a photo with this iconic fowl, indulge in some delicious chicken, and immerse yourself in the charm and character that the Big Chicken brings to nearby East Cobb.
12 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30062