Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel (left) is coming to a Chick-fil-A in Cobb County this month.
Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP
Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP

Atlanta United players might be coming to your Chick-fil-A this month

If you see your favorite Atlanta United player at a Chick-fil-A this month, you’re not hallucinating from a lack of Polynesian sauce.

Players will be appearing at eateries throughout metro Atlanta in August as part of the restaurant chain’s sponsorship of the team during its inaugural season.

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“We do a lot in stadium and at the game, but we wanted to bring the game into the restaurant,” said Kara Leland, a spokesman at the public relations firm that put the campaign together.

The events are billed as family nights, and each restaurant determines how they will use their time with the player.

For instance, when Julian Gressel visits a Marietta store on Aug. 31, he and members of the state-champion Harrison High School girls soccer team will run soccer drills for folks, a spokeswoman for the location said.

Here’s what player will be where and when:

• 3130 Highway 278 in Covington

Player: Brad Guzan 

Date and time: Aug. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• 2985 Turner Hill Road in Lithonia

Player: Kevin Kratz 

Date and time: Aug. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• 1035 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee

Player: Brandon Vazquez

Date and time: Aug. 15, 6-7 p.m. 

• 3643 Peachtree Parkway in Suwanee

Player: Anton Walkes 

Date and time: Aug. 15th, 7-8 p.m. 

• 5925 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs

Player: Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu

Date and time: Aug. 21, 6-7 p.m. 

• 2485 Cumberland Parkway in Vinings 

Player: Harrison Heath 

Date and time: Aug. 21, 7-8 p.m. 

• 2720 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta

Player: Miles Robinson 

Date and time: Aug. 30, 5-6 p.m. 

• 4285 State Bridge Road in Alpharetta

Player: Carlos Carmona 

Date and time: Aug 30, 6-7 p.m. 

• 2555 Dallas Highway in Marietta

Player: Julian Gressel 

Date and time: Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m. 

• 3951 Austell Road in Austell

Player: Mikey Ambrose 

Date and time: Aug. 31, 7-8 p.m.

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