About Rex

Don't Miss it !

The BIG attraction since 1951. From the day we opened at an Oklahoma gas station, diners flocked to Rex's Chicken. Word spread until travellers across the USA were mapping a route that brought them to Rex for crispy bite-size chicken, fabulous frybread and honey sides.
We don’t have a clue what makes people drive a thousand miles to see a gigantic leaping muskie or a palace of corn, but we do know what makes them stop by Rex's Chicken — food too good to pass up.

Rex's Story

Carrying on the tradition
In 1976 Vernon McFarland perfected a new way to prepare chicken - with a special marinade and breading that created a delicious flavor profile.
Mr McFarland then opened the first Rex's Chicken restaurant in McAlester, Oklahoma. So into a fast food world of legs, wings, and drumsticks, he chose to serve 100% boneless breast of chicken before any other restaurants in America.
The upstart boneless chicken restaurant grew to over 55 locations between 1976-1992. Rex's Chicken Franchise System, LLC was founded in 2007 with the sole purpose of carrying on Vernon McFarland's vision of serving the freshest chicken, fry bread, and sides at locations across the United States.