Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A opening set for Dec. 13; hiring under way for new Shorter Avenue restaurant. Photo gallery of a year of change.

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A opening set for Dec. 13; hiring under way for new Shorter Avenue restaurant. Photo gallery of a year of change.

 

Start those countdown clocks: Truett’s Chick-fil-A, the successor restaurant to the Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue, opens on Dec. 13 (that’s 48 days from now). The restaurant — featuring dine-in and state-of-the-art drive through — will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.

Hiring already is under way.  Look for more than 100 positions to be available with 50 of those full-time, says Greg Major. To apply, please see dwarfhouse.wyckwyre.com.

What you’ll find at Truett’s:

  • The new restaurant will feature Chick-fil-A’s vintage heritage interior design, a dining room with seating for 150 inside as well as additional patio seating and kitchen capacity nearly double that of the original.
  • Dual drive-through ordering lanes merging into a single payment and pickup lane.
  • The interior features premium finishes including subway tile and large windows as well as a large gathering table made from reclaimed wood, and a custom light fixture made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.
  • Mostly the same menu you remember from the Dwarf House.
  • The “little red door” which served as an entrance to the Rome Dwarf House has been incorporated into the new restaurant.

The Dwarf House closed June 22 and crews wasted no time in demolishing the restaurant . Work began immediately “terra forming” the basic ground on which it stood with construction starting soon after.

The following gallery does a better job of walking you through what has been a huge year of change for Chick-fil-A in Rome.

 

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