It's really happening! After speculation that the news would never become a reality, Flint Township is one step closer to the arrival of its first Chick-fil-A.

Social media was in a frenzy this week prep work for Chick-fil-A on Miller Road started. Posts were flying with reports the current "resident", Sonic, had finally been demolished. Fans of the popular southern fast food franchise have been counting down the days until Chick-fil-A's arrival, with fears that the announced plans would never see the light of day.

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We told you back in July of 2022 that plans to welcome Chick-fil-A to Flint Township had become a reality. After several years of planning, the new restaurant was approved for its new home where Sonic was between Austins Parkway and South Ballenger Highway.

Photo: Lisa Marie
Photo: Lisa Marie

Although Chick-fil-A isn't new to Michigan with already having 26 locations throughout the state, this will be the first in the Genesee County area. Up until now fans of the iconic fast food stop had to venture to the Troy of Lansing for the closest fix.

Tracy Tucker, the Economic Enhancement Director for Flint Township who has been an integral part of the approval process since day one, is thrilled just like the community to see the dream finally becoming a reality.

“We’re excited,” Tucker told Mlive. “We’re very grateful that they have chosen our community. I think they are going to be great community partners and that’s their philosophy that their franchisees are involved in the community.”

As of now, there's no official opening date for the new Flint Township Chick-fil-A, but we guarantee the lines will be long, and the wait well worth it. We will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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