Individual restaurants are being upgraded in part 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: Cleveland.com, WSBTV.com, and Google.com.
I write extensively about the Chick-fil-A fast food chain for NewsBreak. My January 14th article, “Two Longstanding Mall-Based Chick-fil-A Locations Have Recently Closed; Another Will Reopen January 30th,” is particularly relevant to this current piece due to an underscoring of recent company strategies therein.
My article excerpted a January 12th report from Cleveland.com, entitled “This Northeast Ohio Mall’s Chick-fil-A Has Closed,” that expressed the titular entity will not reopen as the closure is permanent, and the same can be said for a recently-shuttered Indiana entity.
From the report: Seeing the long drive-thru lines outside Chick-fil-A restaurants across the region, it might seem like the fast-food chain rarely closes locations. But that’s what happened recently to the Chick-fil-A at Great Lakes Mall. The food court restaurant opened in January 1989, serving its famous chicken sandwiches to hungry mall shoppers at a time before standalone Chick-fil-A restaurants were common. But its 33-year run ended on December 31.
Both the Ohio and Indiana closures covered in the report are thought to be strategic in nature, and I am including a brief on them here to again underscore that the company continues to enact such strategic business decisions. The same can be said for the Georgia-based entity referenced as reopening at month’s end.
Now comes word of a series of new remodels and temporary closures, this group all in the state of Georgia.
Let us explore further.
According to a report from WSBTV.com, “Several Chick-fil-A Locations in North Georgia Closing For Remodeling Improvements,” the remodeling of one of these titular locations will reopen in two weeks.
As excerpted from the report: Several north Georgia Chick-fil-A locations have recently announced temporary closures as they undergo remodeling. The popular location on North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta will be closed until Jan. 29 for remodeling improvements, according to a Facebook post. The location in Calhoun, Georgia, will close on the afternoon of Feb. 11 to remodel its drive-thru and dine-in spaces. The restaurant did not have a time table for how long the remodel will take.
WSBTV.com’s report includes a reminder that Channel 2 Action News recently published a story that the Chick-fil-A Peachtree at Collier across from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital will also be remodeled. It is said only that the restaurant will begin its $3 million remodel “at some point in the next few months,” as no formal date has yet been announced by the company.
As a targeted Google search will verify, industry analysts widely believe other Chick-fil-A locations around the country will soon remodel for improvements, following the lead of the three Georgia entities.
This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to these matters I will share them here on NewsBreak.
Thank you for reading.
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