Oh yeah, sorry TJ, missed the end of your post about Hamilton. No, I don't recall a giant chicken in that area.
We stopped at Richard's Fairfield location on the way to Oxford. We both got the steak hoagies, and man were they good. They look a bit small but I think they get pressed down, panini style, because they're quite filling despite their apparent size. We also tried the pepperoni balls and the parmesan balls, and both were 'B' quality. We ordered a pizza for the next day so we didn't have to go out. The pizza was very good, but not as good as Chester's.
So after years away from both, my original opinions have been re-enforced: Chester's has the better pizza and Richard's has the better steak hoagie. Great places, both.