When a luminary opens a restaurant, infrequently we consternation only how concerned a famous name trustworthy to a eatery indeed is with a whole process. Plenty of well-known rich people deposit in restaurants, a few others indeed put their names on them, definition you’d wish they were instrumental in a menu or during slightest a concept. For anyone wondering these really things about for NBA actor Shaquille O’Neal’s new boiled duck restaurant, you’re in luck, as a seven-foot-one businessman is putting his even bigger celebrity on arrangement in an arriving existence series, Big Chicken Shaq.
To let his fans suffer a float with him, O’Neal had a camera organisation follow him via a routine of removing his grill adult and running. The eigh-episode series, that will atmosphere exclusively on Facebook Watch—the amicable networking site’s strange video calm vertical—takes viewers behind a scenes with Shaq, his business partners, his family, and his conduct chef, associate former NBA star Charles Oakley. Here’s a trailer, posted to Facebook final week:
According to Eater Vegas, a grill is holding over a 2,800-square-foot space (4480 Paradise Rd #1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169) formerly assigned by Origin India in Las Vegas’ Eastside area and is set to open this month. Apparently, a off-Strip plcae is intentional, as O’Neal wants his grill to offer as a end and for a food to pronounce for itself. “Anybody can put duck right subsequent to Caesar’s Palace and get a lot of eyes, though we wish to get ours a tough way—the genuine way. We wish people to go off a frame to get something to eat,” O’Neal told USA Today’s For a Win. As for a deteriorate two, that could be a probability as O’Neal also told USA Today he skeleton locations in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Big Chicken Shaq premieres online Saturday, Oct 6 on Facebook Watch.
Big Chicken isn’t O’Neal’s initial incursion into a food business: He formerly invested in Five Guys, owns a Krispy Kreme franchise, and worked with Oreo on a pop-up event.