Cobb County's 'Big Chicken' reopens after renovations

Cobb County's 'Big Chicken' reopens after renovations

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise "Big Chicken" on Cobb Parkway in Marietta has reopened after 12 weeks of renovations.

The local landmark is back in business following a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning that attracted a variety of local dignitaries.

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Channel 2's Ross Cavitt said the KFC is remodeling hundreds of its stores nationwide, but the $2.2 million "Big Chicken"  project in Marietta is unlike any other.

The red carpet was rolled out for the reopening, including Colonel Sanders himself.

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Mayor Steve Tumlin was in attendance as well and said he was there when the original "Big Chicken'" was built under a different franchise nearly 52 years ago.

"To be honest, I didn't think much about it, but when you go out of town and I say, I'm from Marietta, they say 'Oh, the big chicken,'" said Tumlin. "So we found out (that) out of the city there was a legacy."