Chick-fil-A will break ground in Greece Wednesday (Jan. 3) morning for its first Rochester-area restaurant, to be located at 2140 West Ridge Road.
The Atlanta-based fast-food chain has 2,254 restaurants in the United States, and the Rochester store will be its second in Upstate New York. A store in Cicero, outside of Syracuse, will open in February and the Rochester store’s opening will follow. Additional stores are planned for Buffalo and Plattsburgh.
The company will hold a news conference at the construction site Wednesday to share additional plans, including how it will go about hiring approximately 100 people. The 5,056-square-foot restaurant will include seating for 120 with a patio and a two-story playground for children.
Founded in 1967 by the late S. Truett Cathy, the restaurant chain continues to be family owned and follows its founder’s Christian tenets by remaining closed on Sundays. Protests and boycotts of Chick-fil-A have arisen in recent years over the donations the family’s foundation has made to Christian groups opposing same-sex marriage.
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