As of 6:30 am Wednesday, Aug 14, the new Chick-fil-A, at 1122 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, is officially open!
Ahead of the restaurant’s official opening, the restaurant held a ribbon-cutting event and hosted its traditional First 100 Campout, an overnight event that awards the first 100 customers with Chick-fil-A for a year!
Despite thunder, lightning and pouring rain, more than 230 people came out Tuesday night to try to be one of the first 100 people in line.
A drawing was held and ended with 100 participants, plus 10 alternates, who are planning to stay onsite overnight.
The participants set up their tents, were served dinner, enjoyed games and dancing. On Wednesday morning, the Chick-fil-A cow leads the campers in a conga line through the restaurant to receive their year supply sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m
Operator Bill Pfaender, will continue to operate the Chick-fil-A Thoroughbred Square location in addition to the newest Franklin location. Pfaender is a former Marine where he served for 20 years, and also has almost 21 years as a Chick-fil-A operator.
Here are some things to know about the latest location.
- dual-lane drive-thru merging into a single pick-up point that can handle upwards of 200 cars an hour. The location also has environment-controlled canopies to further enhance the outside ordering experience.
- heritage restaurant design that showcases a vintage-inspired interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and drop pendant lighting.
- dining room with free Wi-Fi, two-story playground and 110 seats, along with a 12-seat outdoor patio.
- full-service menu with a variety of healthy and dietary options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sunday.
Nashville’s first Chick-fil-A opened in 1978 at Hickory Hollow Mall. The Hwy 96 Chick-fil-A will be the third location in Franklin and becomes the fourth to open in metro Nashville in the past year. It is one of 120 new restaurants slated to open nationwide this year, creating more than 10,000 jobs. Another location at Berry Farms in Franklin is set to open in 2020. For more information about the new location, find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CFAHighway96.