Barrow County residents are likely to “eat mor chikin” in 2010.
Chick-fil-A, Inc., last week closed on the sale of a one-acre site off Ga. 316 where a new restaurant will open as soon as April 1 across from the Barrow Crossing retail center.
It is one of only five new Georgia locations that are planned by the company in the upcoming year, said Chick-fil-A spokesperson Brenda Green.
“We’re looking to build a freestanding unit there sometime during the second quarter in 2010,” she said. “It’s just a good business decision. There are great retailers there and we are looking forward to building out further in Georgia.”
The recession apparently isn’t reducing consumers’ taste for Chick-fil-A products.
“We hit $3 billion in sales last week,” Green said.
Wayne Bartlett of Maynard & Bartlett Realty Group LLP said the sale of the 1.23-acre site closed Dec. 10. The seller was K & J Properties LLC, which owns three acres at that location, according to tax information posted on the county government’s web site. The sales price will not be public information until the new deed is recorded.
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