Local Business Spotlight: The Chicken Shack

The Chicken Shack
11211 S. Dransfeldt Ste 134
720-504-5044
thechickenshackparker.com
Open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Molly and Gus Velez opened the Chicken Shack here in Parker nearly three years ago, on August 28th, 2015. It was important that they open the doors to their business in the same community they call home.

They saw an opportunity to bring a non-franchise business to Parker. There are, of course, lots of places you can grab wings and chicken tenders, but The Chicken Shack takes that casual dining experience to a whole other level. All their chicken is fresh, never frozen. Their wings and chicken fingers are hand breaded daily. Wings can be ordered breaded or unbreaded and the tenders are available hand breaded or grilled. Once you’ve decided how you’d like your chicken, the real tough decisions have to be made. The Chicken Shack has 31 sauces to choose from, yep, over two dozen ways to make your chicken that much more delicious. We haven’t even talked about the scrumptious Buffalo Chicken Fries yet. Ah, decisions, decisions.

Coming from a small town in Wisconsin, Molly and Gus recognized that same hometown feel here in Parker and prides themselves on being that “Mom and Pop Shop” establishment for their customers. They take a lot of pride in their customer service and want everyone to feel like family when they walk through the door. So much so that they already know their regular customers favorite sauces when they walk through the door to grab lunch or dinner.

Even though you can quickly grab a meal at Chicken Shack, it’s nice when you can sit and chat a bit. They really love getting to know their customers and getting involved with the community. One of the things Molly and Gus love to do is partner with local schools to sponsor fundraising nights and donating gift cards and meals to our community. In addition to giving back, one of the perks of owning their own business affords them the flexibility to make their own hours, including closing on major holidays to allow employees time with their families. One of the best perks for Molly and Gus is having their family be a part of the business, that family involvement is extremely important to them as well.

Now, if you haven’t had the chance to pop in, you should definitely try their most popular item, the Buffalo Chicken Fries. Imagine a layer of french fries, with fresh hand breaded (or grilled) diced tenders, covered with your choice of any of their sauces (most are made here in the restaurant), then topped off with their very own homemade ranch, and finished with shredded jack cheese. Is your mouth watering yet?

The Velez’s believe, for those that own their own businesses, that business should be your passion and something you love to do everyday, then it’s no longer considered work. You’ll be able to tell that making delicious food is their passion, with your first bite of your next meal from the Chicken Shack and you’ll be the hero of the day when you show up to your next summer get together with a tray of pure tastiness – complete with those amazing sauces!

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