Individual stores have been temporarily closing to meet improved operational standards.
This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: ScrapeHero.com, IdahoNews.com, WOWKTV.com, iHeart.com, Google.com, and Statistica.com.
I write extensively about the Chick-fil-A fast food chain on NewsBreak, primarily regarding strategic openings and shutterings of individual restaurants.
In recent weeks, however, another business strategy has surfaced: Remodeling stalwart restaurant locations.
Let us explore.
According to ScrapeHero.com: There are 2,873 Chick-Fil-A stores in the United States as of November 21, 2022. The state with the most number of Chick-Fil-A locations in the US is Texas, with 466 stores, which is about 16% of all Chick-Fil-A stores in the U.S.
The entity was founded in 1946.
In recent weeks, reports broke of a Boise, Idaho location temporarily closed until November 16th due to remodeling, per IdahoNews.com, and of a Barboursville, West Virginia restaurant that remains closed for the same reason, per WOWKTV.com.
Today, iHeart.com reports “One Georgia Chick-Fil-A Is Getting A $3 Million Remodel.”
As excerpted from the article: The Chick-fil-A Peachtree at Collier is looking forward to a big remodel that will begin in early 2023. According to WSB-TV, it is being torn down entirely and rebuilt from the ground-up with a few new and improved features to accommodate chicken lovers near and far. Among many additions, the updated location will feature an additional drive-thru window that will lessen line wait time and allow for quicker service. This specific Chick-fil-A is often very busy due to its location across from the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.
No reopening date has been announced. Further, remodels of additional locations are largely expected by analysts as a targeted Google search will verify.
Chick-fil-A is a financially healthy entity that is utilizing funds to further improve its business. Per Statistica.com, 2021 revenues were substantially improved from the year before — as was expected due to the pandemic outbreak — and 2022 may be the entity’s biggest year yet: Atlanta-based quick service restaurant chain Chick-fil-A reported record revenues in 2021 amounting to 5.8 billion U.S. dollars worldwide, an increase of 1.5 billion U.S. dollars from the previous year. The restaurant chain's revenue reflected a year-over-year growth over the past five years.
Remodeling of older locations is looked upon as a step towards streamlining operations, as well as attracting new customers.
In the event of pertinent updates on the matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.
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