Chick-fil-A Is Opening Restaurants

Chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has some serious expansion plans. The Atlanta-based chain is opening 78 new locations this year.

That number is down slightly from the 83 it opened in 2009, but this is still good news for a retail industry that is plagued by store closings.

The chain is also entering the Chicago area with its first stores there. The company currently operates just over 1,400 units in 38 states.

Can Chick-fil-A’s expansion make up for some off the store closures we’ve seen, like the 1,800 stores Movie Gallery is shutting?

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3 Responses to “Chick-fil-A Is Opening Restaurants”


  1. 1 greendiamond February 11, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Chick-fil-A is an example of a well managed company continously building around its core values. Its highly visible locations, trained/courteous employees and niche product mix attract a wide demographic. The company offers great support to the local community schools and closes on Sunday. Look for this private company to keep growing their business.

  2. 2 Marcus Ellison February 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Interesting fodder for a mixed recovery. Warren Buffet says that he makes his bets on the simple resilience of the U.S. economy. Chick-fil-A seems to confirm his intuition.

    Sincerely,

    Marcus
    http://twitter.com/marcojelli


  1. 1 Chick-fil-A Is Opening Restaurants « Trackback on February 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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