A Rich History and Tradition
A rich history and over 70 year tradition.
A Chicago Staple
Since 1950, Harold’s Chicken has been a Chicago staple, particularly on the South Side of Chicago, and is well known for its uniquely fried chicken and special “Mild Sauce”. Our founder, Harold Pierce, an African-American Chicago Business Man, developed the character of Harold’s primarily out of necessity because the larger fast food chains tended to avoid the African-American neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. At that time, the legal and social obstacles in Chicago prevented Harold’s and other black-owned businesses from expanding into the downtown Chicago area and the North Side area of Chicago. As a result, Harold’s became one of the few examples of a thriving fast food chain that was owned by, and primarily served, the Chicago African-American Community.
Harold’s Chicken Today
Despite its location being over 700 miles away from its birthplace, Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar has made it a point of emphasis to maintain that same tradition of deliciously Chicago-style flavored chicken & fish dinners, drizzled in its signature soaking mild and hot sauces (imported weekly from Chicago), and thus continuing the 70-year rich tradition that native Chicagoans, residing in Atlanta or other cities as well, typically can only experience during return visits to the city of Chicago.