The city of Mauldin’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant broke ground last week. The new restaurant is expected to create 80 new jobs and is one of 88 new stand-alone, in-line, and drive-thru restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2014.
Chick-fil-A will be located at 135 W. Butler Road, will be approximately 5,000 square feet and will seat 144 customers. It will also offer free Wi-Fi and an indoor play area with an interactive section for toddlers.
Chick-fil-A will celebrate the grand opening of the new Mauldin restaurant by giving away a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals) to the first 100 adults in line on opening day. The “First 100” celebration draws Chick-fil-A’s most loyal fans who arrive up to 24 hours in advance with tents, TVs, computers, gaming systems and other gear to pass the time while camping out overnight. Since the event began in October 2003, Chick-fil-A has given away more than $20 million in free food.
The restaurant is expected to open in late August or early September.