Legendary Chicago Restaurant Chain Comes To Charlotte
Popular Chicago restaurant chain Harold’s Chicken is opening its latest location, this time in Charlotte’s University area.
Including an ice bar, Harold’s is opening on East McCullough Drive in the former Total Wine & More location.
The location is owned by Eliot Mosby and his sister, Bobbie Robinson, who are from the Chicago area. Mosby got to know Charlotte while traveling for a previous job.
“We brought a little taste of the Chi to Charlotte,” said Robinson.
The business started in Chicago and has branched out to Georgia, New Jersey and now North Carolina to get in on the booming market.
“This has a lot of potential. It’s up-and-coming,” explained Robinson on the opening in Charlotte.
Harold’s employs about 60 staff members. Including some just looking for a second chance.
“One of the things I’m most proud of is we partnered with a local community program that works with cooks. Teaches them a skill set. The cooks within that program either come from underprivileged backgrounds or previously incarcerated,” continues Mosby, “we want to give people opportunity.”
The grand opening of the Charlotte location is Friday.