The Big Chicken

12 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta GA


Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt



Big Chicken-Marietta, GA 05-20-2012

Big Chicken, Marietta, GA in Action

Video posted by Eddie Douthitt

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56-foot-tall steel-sided structure designed in the appearance of a chicken rising up from the top of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Marietta. Restuarant was originally named Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake. Owner S.R. "Tubby" Davis erected the 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. Davis later sold it to his brother, and it became a franchise of KFC.

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2012: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • July 29, 2010: Added by Eddie Douthitt