Momo LaClair and Paige Stepanian
Chick-Fil-A is opening its first restaurant in Upstate New York this February. It will be located in Cicero, NY on Route 11. Construction started in late August of 2017, but was originally supposed to begin three months earlier in May. The delay was due to Chick-Fil-A’s corporate offices, according to an article on Syracuse.com. Many Upstate New Yorkers are looking forward to this new addition to restaurants in the area, especially the students here at Jamesville-DeWitt High School.
The majority of the student body here at J-DHS is aware that Chick-Fil-A is coming to a destination near them, and they’re all excited. “It’s one of my favorite fast food restaurants and the waffle fries are yummy,” said freshman Olivia Norden. “I think it’ll be a successful business because the food there is so good,” said sophomore Payton Shumpert. The new addition will also allow customers to get different types of food. “It’ll be nice to have more options, especially since their food is high quality,” said senior Emma Prosak.
Chick-Fil-A is known for serving some of the best and freshest meat in the fast food industry. “I know that it’s not too processed, and that it’s probably the realest chicken out there,” said sophomore Janna VanVranken. Many of the students’ favorite thing to order at Chick-Fil-A are the chicken nuggets. “The nuggets taste real, and they’re just so good,” said sophomore Gabby Stickle. Freshman Emma Marks also agrees, “it’s something fresh and something different.”
Although Chick-Fil-A is coming to Upstate NY, it’ll still be about 20 minutes away. However, this won’t stop the student body from commuting to the restaurant; “100 percent I’ll go, I’ll be there three times a week,” said freshman Essex Glowaki. Freshman Kyle Shaw will do whatever it takes to get his chicken; “I’ll walk if I have to.”
Be sure to go check out the new Chick-Fil-A this February in Cicero at the grand opening!