Chick-fil-A near Cobb to be demolished for new Truett’s concept

Chick-fil-A has announced it will demolish one of its existing restaurants near Cobb County and and rebuild a larger building with a larger kitchen and more room for drive-through customers.

The company has confirmed it will tear down the existing Chick-fil-A Dwarf House eatery at 9728 Ga. 92 in Woodstock and rebuild the structure into a “Truett’s Chick-fil-A.” The restaurant will carry the name of Chick-fil-A’s founder, Truett Cathy.

Located roughly a mile from the Cobb County border, the restaurant on Ga. 92 and is popular among Cobb and Cherokee residents commute on the multi-lane highway.

Chick-fil-A has asked the city for relief from complying with parking and design standards for its project.

The Woodstock Planning Commission recommended approval of those requests at its March 7 meeting, and the City Council is set to take up the application at its March 25 meeting, Community Development Director Brantley Day said.

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According to city documents, the new building's footprint will increase from 6,400 to about 6,900square feet. A drive-thru will accommodate a 28-car queue and will be relocated to begin at the back of the site so it won't cause problems with pedestrians.

Jackie Jags, a spokesperson with Chick-fil-A, said the Ga. 92 restaurant will be the fourth to be rebuilt and rebranded as Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

The location should open in 2020, but it’s too early in the process to nail down a specific month. Visitors should also note the restaurant will be closed at some point during the project, but no time frame has been established.

However, the spokesperson did say that Chick-fil-A’s “classic elements” such as full-serve seating and counter service and the menu will all remain as part of the rebranding process.

The most apparent change in the new design will be larger kitchen and dining spaces, Jags said.

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