JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Chick-fil-A on Peoples St. in Johnson City officially closed their doors Saturday ahead of a 5 month long renovation.
The store is shutting down for a $3.5 million state of the art renovation that will double the kitchen space and add a new drive thru, among other improvements.
Employees have been assigned to other Chick-fil-A’s regionally and nationally during this renovation process.
Saturday night, the store invited team members and families to come out and enjoy a meal on the house.
“It’s really been kind of sweet some that worked here, now they’re bringing their own children here. People just coming in to help be a part of the last day open,” Franchise Owner Tim Burchfield said.
We also got the chance to talk to loyal customers.
“The staff here as you know is just really wonderful. They go out of their way to make you feel at home and they sit there and chat with you. It’s family,” Customer Ron Zucker said.
We’re told demolition starts on Monday.
The restaurant plans to reopen at the end of September.