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[DFW] Harold's Chicken Shack


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[DFW] Harold's Chicken Shack

Scott | Jul 15, 2005 10:55 AM

About fifty years ago, Harold Pierce noticed that the major fast food chains tended to avoid African-American neighborhoods in Chicago’s South Side. His protest took the form of starting his own restaurant, Harold’s Chicken Shack. Over the years, dozens of Harold’s franchises have popped up in and around Chicago, winning the love of both casual consumers and more particular palates. And, though it seems to have gone unnoticed, “The Fried Chicken King” opened a store in South Dallas about a month ago.

Harold’s sits on an outparcel of a Walmart Supercenter at 3155 W. Wheatland Road, just east of Highway 67 and south of I-20 (near Duncanville). It is carry-out only. The menu is almost entirely fried chicken (white meat, dark meat, wings, livers, and gizzards), with some fried catfish.

All chicken is dredged and fried to order, coming out ultra-crisp and too hot to handle. In my visits, the meat (always dark) has been very moist and tender. Chicken dinners are served with fries (straight-cut and pretty good), a slice of white bread, a small cup of cole slaw, and a choice of hot or mild sauce (either on the side or Chicago-style, drizzled over the chicken and fries, as pictured below).

Really good stuff. For more details and photos, see the report at the link below.




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