Chick-fil-A celebrates $3 billion in sales with spicy chicken sandwich, renovations, new stores

The company also plans to add 78 new locations this year and renovate 86 of its existing restaurants.

Chick-fil-A ended 2009 the way it has every year of its 42-year existence: by posting sales growth. The chain said system-wide sales in 2009 were $3.2 billion, or a 2.5 percent increase in same-store sales. Last year marked the first time the company surpassed $3 billion in annual sales.

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