Tom Ceurvorst picks up his food order at Big Chicken on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tom Ceurvorst picks up his food order at Big Chicken on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Free ice cream Wednesday for Shaq’s birthday at Big Chicken in Mukilteo

Sign a card for the NBA Hall of Famer and restaurant founder. Shaquille O’Neal turns 52 on March 6.

MUKILTEO — Celebrate Shaquille O’Neal’s birthday with a free ice cream cone.

The NBA Hall of Famer and founder of Big Chicken won’t be at the restaurant, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, but you can sign a big card for him.

O’Neal turns 52 on Wednesday.

“Shaquille stands for BIG fun and celebration, so now it’s our turn to celebrate him,” Josh Halpern, CEO of Big Chicken, said in a press release.

Guests can get bonus “Bok Bucks” in the Big Chicken rewards loyalty program.

No purchase is required for the cone, free while supplies last.

That means you don’t have to cave in for selections that include The Ultimate, a crispy chicken sandwich topped with mac and cheese, or Dirty Fries, with bacon, cheese and banana peppers.

Big Chicken in Mukilteo opened last August, one of few stores in Washington of the national line of restaurants started in 2018. Food is served on metal trays. A sign encourages sauciness. Tables have rolls of paper towels instead of napkins, so you can make a big mess.

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