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Harold's Chicken Shack celebrates 70 years as one of Chicago's oldest Black-owned restaurants





  • HAROLD'S CHICKEN JUST TURNED 70! THEY SPECIALIZE IN HOT SAUCE ON THE BIRD AFTER FRYING. THEY HAVE MORE THAN 40 LOCATIONS, INCLUDING OTHER STATES. ROSELAND, ILL. (WLS) -- AS WE KICK OFF BLACK HISTORY THIS MONTH, OUR HUNGRY HOUND STEVE DOLINSKY HAS BEEN SEARCHING OUT SOME OF THE OLDEST BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE AREA.






HE TALKS TO THE FAMILY BEHIND A PIONEER: HAROLD'S CHICKEN SHACK, WHICH JUST CELEBRATED ITS 70TH YEAR IN BUSINESS. FOUND THROUGHOUT THE REGION - INCLUDING STORE #19 IN DYER, INDIANA - THE ONCE LATE-NIGHT FRIED CHICKEN JOINT HAS GROWN TO 45 LOCATIONS, ALL STARTED BACK IN 1950 BY HAROLD PIERCE. "HE WAS AN ENTREPRENEUR. THE FIRST LOCATION I BELIEVE WAS KENWOOD, IN THE BRONZEVILLE AREA," SAID HIS DAUGHTER, KRISTEN PIERCE, NOW THE COMPANY'S CEO. KRISTEN HAS TAKEN OVER THE BUSINESS, OVERSEEING THE EXPANSION TO OTHER STATES.


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