Chick-fil-A Just Announced Its First Four Restaurants In This State – Eat This Not That
Chick-fil-A is a ubiquitous fast food option for most Americans. This is because the chain operates approximately 2,774 locations spread across the United States. While the largest number of restaurants in the chain are in Texas (over 450 units), there are a handful of states that still don’t have a single Chick-fil-A. But the company has just announced an important step towards closing this gap.
Currently, residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, and Washington, DC are the only ones who can’t enjoy the popular fried chicken on their own backyard. But that will soon change for Aloha State. According to a recent press release, Chick-fil-A is expected to open four restaurants in Hawaii within the next year. Two of the new Chick-fil-A Hawaiian restaurants will be in the state capital, Honolulu, a third will be located in Kapolei, west of Honolulu but also on the most populous island of Oahu, and the fourth on the island of Maui.
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Chick-fil-A’s expansion plans in Hawaii were first presented in 2018, according to the Featured Advertiser. It took almost four years for these plans to materialize, but the company now appears to be fully engaged in its new market. Chick-fil-A has announced plans to add three more restaurants to its new Hawaiian territory over the next two years.
While Hawaii will now be off the list of states without Chick-fil-A, it looks like other recalcitrant states won’t be joining the hype anytime soon. There are no plans to add a Chick-fil-A imprint in Alaska or Vermont, and in fact, many residents of the latter state are fiercely opposed to the chain. (Vermont’s sparse population is another main reason the chain never entered the state.)
In Hawaii, Chick-fil-A will have a fair amount of competition: the island state has the highest per capita concentration of fast food restaurants in America.
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