Jun 22

[ARCHIVED] The Chicken Shack

The original item was published from June 22, 2018 10:59 AM to May 4, 2023 9:29 AM

At The Chicken Shack, Molly and Gus Velez serve up their ever-popular Buffalo Chicken Fries and other menu items in a friendly, community-focused restaurant setting.

Owners: Molly and Gus Velez

Street Address: 11211 S Dransfeldt Rd #134 Parker, CO 80134

Business Phone Number: 720.504.5044

Business Website:

Years in Business in Parker: 2 years 8 months

Description of your business: We are a family owned and operated fast casual restaurant. We play a big part in the community by holding fundraisers for the schools and churches in Parker. We also sell Buffalo Chicken Fries, we are the only ones in the state that sells them. It is our goal to get to know our customers so when they walk in the door we know their name and what they order. It is our pleasure to be able to donate meals to various clubs and organizations in our town.

What is your most popular product/service? Most popular product is the Buffalo Chicken Fries. Bed of fries, fresh, hand breaded tenders diced, topped with any sauce, ranch and cheese. We have customers drive from all over the state for the Buffalo fries. We also pride ourselves on excellent customer service. 

What do you enjoy about being part of the Parker community? We love being able to give back to the schools, churches or sports groups in our town. We love being able to hold a fundraiser for the groups and help support their cause.  We quit our corporate jobs to start this restaurant with no experience.  Our community has supported us and our family while chasing the dream of having our own business.  Having a small, no-name restaurant is tough but our town has rallied behind us to support our dream.

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