Rapidly expanding fast food chain Chick-fil-A will arrive at the Somerset Collection in Troy this fall, according to The Detroit News. The restaurant setting up shop in the food court at the mall is one of the first metro Detroit locations for the cult favorite, which announced plans for a massive Michigan invasion in April. Per a release, the company aims to hire approximately 50 employees to man the counters and will offer wages above the government-mandated minimum.
Chick-fil-A, which currently operates locations at Oakland University and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is expected to open approximately 15 to 20 new outposts across metro Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo in the next five years at a rate of three to four restaurants per year. The Somerset location is slated to debut in October.
The Atlanta-based fast-food company has embarked on a major expansion kick over the past few years, forging into the Pacific Northwest and New York. Fans went nuts when Chick-fil-A debuted its first outpost in New York City last fall and now the religiously conservative chain is aiming to open more than 12 locations in the city.
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