One of New Jersey’s favorite fast food chains will soon open yet another location in the Garden State.
Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based chicken restaurant, is opening a location in Linden this week — the chain’s 47th in the state. The company, which was just named the best fast food chicken sandwich in New Jersey by NJ.com, is so popular that its long drive-thru lines have caused traffic issues and even law suits in some cases.
The new franchise, located at 900 West Edgar Road, opens Wednesday with drive-thru and carry-out service. Chick-fil-A is forgoing its typical Chick-fil-A First 100 celebration in which the first 100 customers at a new location get free Chick-fil-A for a year. Instead, “100 local heroes making an impact in Union County” will be surprised with the free year of chicken, according to a press release.
Chick-fil-A is also donating $25,000 to non-profit organization Feeding America in honor of the restaurant opening, with funds to be distributed to partners within the greater Linden area to help fight against hunger.
“For the past five years, I have witnessed how a Chick-fil-A restaurant can impact a community, something that extends far beyond the walls of our restaurant,” said Marlon Terrell, who has run Woodbridge Chick-fil-A since 2015 and will oversee the new location as well. “From providing leadership and growth opportunities for my team members to partnering with local organizations and building relationships with our guests, my experience as an operator has been so fulfilling, and I can’t wait to see what this new chapter holds. I am honored to open Chick-fil-A Linden and look forward to establishing our new restaurant as a second home to all.”
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