Chick-fil-A plans to expand roosts in Twin Cities


Fast-food sandwich giant Chick-fil-A is pecking its way into the Twin Cities, with plans to open its first four stand-alone metro-area restaurants in the next few months, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Atlanta-based 1,700-restaurant chain has small outlets at the University of Minnesota and at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but it now plans to open restaurants in Apple Valley, Bloomington, Coon Rapids and Maple Grove, the newspaper reports. The new chicken joints will create about 300 jobs, the Pioneer Press reports.

The move intensifies a feathers-flying chicken war with Popeyes, which has taken over 12 former KFC outlets with plans to establish 18 more stores in the Twin Cities, the Star Tribune reported earlier this year.

Chick-fil-A, with locations in 39 states, is owned by founder Dan Cathy and his family. Cathy has been in the news in recent months for his opposition to gay marriage.

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