Chick-fil-A Is Turning an 18-Wheeler Into a Mobile Restaurant
It’s a drive-thru that can also drive.
It’s been a tough few weeks for all kinds of restaurants and the people who patronize them. Whether a fast food chain or a Michelin-starred fine dining establishment, Coronavirus-inspired shutdowns have spared no corner of the restaurant biz. A lot of places have had to get creative, with even those who once looked down on the idea of takeout trying whatever they can to get their food to customers.
In the case of Chick-fil-A that means enlisting the help of a truck. And we’re not talking about a regular-issue food truck, but an 18-wheeler “drive-thru truck” that will serve up menu favorites like spicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries among other delights. A mobile Chick-fil-A location, in essence.
According to the Detroit Free Press, this big rig full of chicken will be making its way to Troy, Michigan, parking at the Somerset Collection mall from 10 AM to 7PM on Monday through Saturday for the time being. Even in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis, Chick-fil-A is sticking to its guns and remaining closed on Sundays.
While Chick-fil-A does seem to operate smaller food trucks, this big rig is by far the largest in its fleet. That makes the fact that it’s headed to Detroit from the company’s Atlanta base of operations kind of a big deal.
“The Chick-Fil-A truck could have gone anywhere in the US, and we are deeply honored they decided to bring it to Somerset Collection for our community,” Nathan Forbes, Managing Partner of The Forbes Company, which owns and manages Somerset Collection, told the Free Press. “They have been a model partner as we’ve worked together to support the community and we are thrilled to complement their newest gesture with The Detroit Shoppe.”
It’s unclear how long such a big truck full of Chick-fil-A will be taking orders in Troy, but it’s good to know that chicken sandwiches can be brought to the people in a time like this. Here’s to hoping Chick-fil-A finds a way to spread that goodness around the country until the Coronavirus is in the rearview mirror.