Shaquille O’Neal-Owned Big Chicken has signed a multi-unit agreement with Paul Bains and Ryan Corcoran to open six locations in the Boston area.
“Ryan and I were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and timeliness of the Big Chicken team from the get-go,” Bains said in a company press release. “We’ve been business partners for several years, and only recently began researching franchise opportunities. When we came across Big Chicken, we knew that we wanted to get in on the booming chicken segment and had looked into several concepts. I spoke with the corporate team and then had the opportunity to try the brand’s BIG sandwiches in Vegas. From there, the decision was made. We’re thrilled to share that we’re bringing BIG flavor, BIG food and BIG fun to Greater Boston.”
In addition to his full-time career as an engineer, Bains is a franchisee of a pizza concept, and 28-year-old Corcoran is the founder and CEO of a real estate investment company in New England.
“Paul and Ryan are an ambitious duo with proven success in their respective fields of expertise,” Big Chicken CEO Josh Halpern said in the release. “We’re lucky to add them to our team of incredible franchisees and look forward to supporting them as we build Big Chicken’s presence in Boston. Let’s GROW!”
The agreement will add to the 250-plus locations in development nationwide for the brand.