The Seafood and Chicken Box is the epitome of the great tradition of family restaurants. The Seafood and Chicken Box has catered to families in the Birmingham area and beyond since April, 1972. The restaurant enjoys a customer following of families from the entire state of Alabama and the southeastern United States. A recent article in Southern Living, named the Seafood and Chicken Box the editor’s choice as best of the top seven restaurants in the Southeast for fried chicken. This broadened their customer base to include visitors from as far west as Oregon and as far east as Massachusetts. For thirty-seven years, brothers Paul Gagliano Jr. and Carl Gagliano Sr. have operated their restaurant with meticulous care. That is a long time for a restaurant to endure. One of the contributing factors in their longevity and success is the brothers’ “hands on” approach to serving quality food. Paul and Carl still do the cooking themselves because they are fanatical about quality control.