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In 1956 John first experienced a totally new process of preparing and cooking chicken. The second he tasted it, he knew he could make something with this new technology. On June 6, 1956, after only 41 days of construction, John and Iola opened their first Chicken Shack in Royal Oak, Michigan. Their customers liked the food so much that the Sobeck’s couldn’t keep up with the demand and had to purchase more equipment to handle their expanding business!

Over the years John experimented with and developed many secret recipes, marinades and sauces that have been passed down through the generations. From his award-winning baby back ribs to his hand cut “Shack Potatoes” and homemade cole slaw, John created many new, unique Chicken Shack items that are fan favorites.

Today, there are four generations of Sobeck’s working to keep Chicken Shack the best tasting food in America and to carry out John and Iola’s legacy of great customer service.


michelle mcnulty


Iola sobeck


is this business for you?

Chicken Shack franchises are available for people interested in owning and operating their own restaurant. The most essential quality a Chicken Shack owner must possess is a desire to succeed.

Success, as you know, comes from hours of hard work. While long days may lie ahead, the results of your investment can be quite profitable.


The initial investment cost is approximately $650,000. This cost would include renovation expenses, equipment costs, and computer fees.

Curious to see how your hard earned cash is being spent? Check out our website at for photos of our locations, or visit our Ryan location at:

4040 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48091


Our training program is really quite unique. We teach you the knowledge and skills that will be essential to success. Next, we take your employees and integrate them into our on-site training facility to give them the valuable experience they‘ll need. Once your building is complete, the next step is simple: open your doors for business!

previous success

Chicken Shack has been very successful in expanding our empire. Franchises have flourished and have seen immediate positive results. This clearly displays the commitment that Chicken Shack has been accustomed to.

Owning your own franchise will enable you to experience firsthand ownership and the gratification of success

why chicken shack?

a proven process
fresh & great tasting food
superior customer service
established brand
endless shack family love

Interested? now it‘s your turn!

To find out more about the Chicken Shack® franchise program, please send all inquiries via email to: