Flint Township has seen plenty of activity, and excitement, around Miller Road at I-75 this year.

The addition of Chick-Fil-A on the old Sonic property drove much of that excitement.

See Also: Popular Retailer, Five Below, to Relocate in Flint.

Even if drivers haven't stopped at the new restaurant, they can tell it's popular based on non-stop traffic in the area.

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For those with an eye for detail, they may have noticed a change next to the Applebee's sign in that same area along I-75.

Credit: Nate Reed
Credit: Nate Reed

The old blacked-out Lone Star Steak House sign has been covered by a white tarp. That made us curious.

What's coming to Flint Township near I-75?

We spoke with Flint Township's Economic Enhancement Director, Tracey Tucker, to pose that question.

It turns out another restaurant will not be coming in behind Applebee's. (Our dreams of a Bubba's Roadside Inn or Bennigan's reboot won't come true.)

Old Lone Star Steakhouse foundation now a grassy patch Flint Twp. Credit Nate Reed
Old Lone Star Steakhouse foundation now a grassy patch in Flint Twp. Credit Nate Reed

Tucker confirms the property is owned by U-Haul, which expanded their Flint area operations by taking over the old KMart, next door.

U-Haul Flint continues to expand its footprint.

U-Haul will use the old Lone Star property to expand its storage offerings.

Credit: Google Maps, Canva
Credit: Google Maps, Canva

The company still maintains storage and truck rental operations at the intersection of Miller & Lennon Roads, too.

It's great to see their success warrants expansion in the area.

Credit: Google Street View
Credit: Google Street View

Look for a new U-Haul sign right next to the long-time Applebee's logo-in-the-sky, soon.

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The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

What are the most popular fast-food restaurants here in Michigan? If you're automatically assuming that the chain with the Golden Arches has the most locations, you're in for a shock.

As you take a look at the pics below, see if you can figure out which location we've featured. All pictures are from the greater Flint area, and we've left in just enough background for you to be able to make an educated guess.

The answers are below.

By the way, the ranking is based on the restaurants with the most locations in The Mitten, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. Their numbers are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

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