Harold's Chicken or simply Harold's) is a popular fried chicken restaurant based in Chicago, Illinois. The chain operates primarily in Chicago's predominantly ... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States Harold's Chicken (also referred to as Harold's Chicken Shack) or simply Harold's) is a popular fried chicken restaurant based in Chicago, Illinois. The chain operates primarily in Chicago's predominantly black south side and south suburbs, but has additional locations in Northwest Indiana and one location each in Peoria, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Phoenix, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Harold Pierce, an African-American Chicago entrepreneur, founded the restaurant in 1950 as a small operation on 39th Street. The name of the first restaurant prior to Harold's was H&H (Harold&Hilda), and they specialized in dumplings and chicken feet, both common soul foods. Gene Rosen, a friend who owned a poultry shop nearby, supplied chicken to Pierce. The character of Harold's developed primarily out of necessity, because the larger fast-food chains tended to avoid African-American neighborhoods. In turn, Chicago's legal and social obstacles to black-owned businesses at the time prevented Harold's from expanding into downtown or the North Side. Harold's became the only thriving franchise food chain that was operated during a time when segregation publicly existed. Harold's Chicken Shack on South Wabash Avenue (#62) 2007 January 10 Harold's Chicken Shack (#62) 2007 January 31 The basic Harold's Chicken famous dinner is a half or quarter chicken served with french fries, two pieces of white bread, and a cup of cole slaw. The chicken may be all white meat, all dark meat, or a mix (known as regular). Harold's also purveys wing dinners, livers, and gizzards, and some restaurants offer catfish, perch, and a number of side items including fried okra. The chicken can be served plain, but usually, a sauce or seasoning is added. Popular choices include mild and hot sauces as well as lemon pepper seasoning. In Chicago-styled fried chicken, the sauce is drizzled over the chicken and fries which results in the chicken skin softening as it soaks up the sauce.
Jan 23, 2019 ... Harold's launched as a takeout joint at 47th and Greenwood in 1950, with founder Harold Pierce proclaiming himself the Fried Chicken King. The ... It’s time to settle the debate. Here, every one of the beloved chain’s Chicago area locations, from best to worst. PUBLISHED JAN. 23, 2019, AT 8:50 A.M. Everyone, it seems, has a favorite Harold’s Chicken Shack. You might claim the one on 75th Street has superior sauce or that the cook in Dyer, Indiana, is generous with the fries. It’s an intensely personal choice, a mix of nostalgic attachment and sheer chicken-fat craving. RELATED: Larry Legend’s Alternate Harold’s Ranking Harold’s launched as a takeout joint at 47th and Greenwood in 1950, with founder Harold Pierce proclaiming himself the Fried Chicken King. The empire now stretches beyond Chicago, into Indiana, Iowa, and Georgia. (Don’t be fooled by the numerous similarly named knockoffs.) The ritual is the same at every Harold’s: You order your chicken, often through bulletproof glass, then wait an interminable 15 minutes for it to be fried in vegetable oil and beef tallow, doused with vinegar-heavy sauce, and slid through the turnstile on a bed of soft fries and white bread. But the experience can vary wildly from store to store. I wanted to finally, once and for all, end the argument over which Harold’s is the best. So I decided to visit all 20 of them in the Chicago area. To avoid getting suckered by a pretender, I kept my ranking only to those locations the company claims on its website. My takeout routine was the same every time: I ordered a “half dark hot.” And I often ate a thigh before I was out the door, licking my orange fingers under the neon light from that familiar sign of an ax-wielding chef.
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