Dining (updated): Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A opens Oct. 17. Plus: An update on ‘Truett’s Chick-fil-A’ in Rome.

Dining (updated): Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A opens Oct. 17. Plus: An update on ‘Truett’s Chick-fil-A’ in Rome.

Trust the cows: This picture, from June, teases the new Chick-fil-A restaurant coming to Main Street in Cartersville. Some four months later, the new store opens Oct. 17. Facebook photo.

 

It’s been a long summer and early fall for Chick-fil-A fans in Cartersville. Since the restaurant closed off Main Street on June 8, a mobile unit dubbed The Express has served as a quick drive-through for those hungry for some of the basics on the menu. It was a good drill: The Chick-fil-A in Emerson prepared the food and it was shuttled to the Main Street Shopping Center location near where the restaurant once stood.

The Express has been retired to allow for training of new and returning employees as the Cherokee Place store is due to return on Wednesday, Oct. 17. We’ll have a more detailed look at that opening soon, perhaps later today.

You can continue to follow the final days of preparation and further opening updates by clicking Cartersville.

So what about Rome?

Someone deserves a raise: This photo by Scotty Clark shows the progress at Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue as taken Wednesday evening. Notice the custom paint job, ‘Eat Mor Chikin.’ A raise is in order for this round of strategic marketing.

 

The former home of the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue is quickly being transformed into Truett’s Chick-fil-A, similar to the prototype in Newnan. Work continues at the site, which included the demolition of the old restaurant, sculpting the basic ground it sat on and then the eventual foundation work and construction. Rome customers will see a very different restaurant but a traditional look inside — and a return of the custom red Dwarf House door. The projected opening date remains “late fall.”

The Riverside Parkway temporary location, fashioned from containers, remains busy and will “sub” for the Shorter Avenue location this Friday for Floyd Medical Center’s annual Pink Day breast cancer awareness event set for 6 until 9 a.m. Crews will set up next to the drive-through lane of the retail center.

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