Picture this: You’re hungry and you pull up to your favorite restaurant, only to discover that it’s closed for renovations for a few months. Your stomach grumbles. Your chicken sandwich dreams begin to fade. That is, until you notice another restaurant beside it made from… shipping containers? That’s exactly what happened after the Newnan Dwarf House closed its little red door on March 24.
Chick-fil-A announced today plans to open a new Innovation Satellite Office in Georgia Institute of Technology’s Tech Square at the historic Biltmore. This new satellite office, along with the ongoing intern recruitment program that will be housed there, are part of a larger partnership with Georgia Tech, and emphasize Chick-fil-A’s commitment to innovation.
At Chick-fil-A’s Atlanta headquarters, foam is being used for more than insulating drinks. Inside the company’s 35,000-square-foot warehouse preparations are being made for Chick-fil-A’s continued urban expansion into big cities and the small, retrofitted buildings that come with doing business in places like New York City and Chicago.
Chick-fil-A is receiving top honors for its healthy menu innovations. Publisher, Food News Media awarded Chick-fil-A its inaugural HALO award for 2014. The award honors restaurant chains that “have made meaningful contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle for consumers.”