From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaharold's Chicken Shack (also referred to as The Fried Chicken King, Harold's Chicken, or simply Harold's) is a chain of fried chicken restaurants located primarily in Chicago, particularly on its South Side. Harold's has been a Chicago South Side institution for many years and is known for its uniquely prepared chicken. There are dozens of "shacks" on Chicago's South Side, and several on the West Side and a few, more recent, franchises are located on the North Side. Harold's Chicken is also available in the central Illinois town of Normal. Additionally, Harold's has opened franchises in Detroit, Milwaukee, and the Dallas area. They also recently opened a restaurant in Minneapolis, on the city's North Side as well as locations in Las Vegas, NV and madison, wi.