Petal, MS opens its first Chick-fil-A

125 views – Mississippi – 2023-01-05 13:21:25

Customers lined up early Thursday morning to be among the first at Petal’s newest restaurant, Chick-fil-A.

The restaurant’s doors opened at 6:30 a.m. with dozens of vehicles navigating Evelyn Gandy Parkway and the adjoining Parkway Lane to get to the drive-thru.

“We had a line going all the way down Parkway Lane,” said owner and operator Annah Johnson. “It was kinda neat because we weren’t expecting it. I feel like it was flowing well. We’ll have to learn and we’ll grow as traffic picks up.”

Customers didn’t mind the wait, which was much shorter than expected.

Chick-fil-A officials want opening weekend to be a positive experience for everyone. Access to the service road off Evelyn Gandy Parkway is limited to the entrance near Magnolia State Bank. No entry will be allowed from the service road near McDonald's.

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