Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground on First Store in Michigan Expansion
LANSING, MICH. — Chick-fil-A will break ground next week on a freestanding store in Lansing, kicking off the restaurant chain’s expansion across the state. Chick-fil-A will open 15 to 20 new stores within the next five years. The first building, to be located at 5617 W. Saginaw Highway in Lansing, is slated for completion this fall. The 4,971-square-foot restaurant will feature seating for 132 people with additional patio seating. The building will also include two drive-thru lanes. The second store is expected to open at Troy’s Somerset Collection by the end of the year. The remainder of the stores in the expansion will open at a rate of approximately three to four stores per year, and the franchise is considering additional locations in Kalamazoo, metro Detroit and Grand Rapids. Chick-fil-A currently operates two stores in the state of Michigan, one at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and one on the Oakland University campus in Rochester.