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Here’s when the Dawsonville Chick-fil-A will reopen its doors
Chick-fil-A reopening
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Customers craving that morning biscuit or lunchtime sandwich will soon be able to once again “eat mor chikin” at one of Dawson County’s most popular chain restaurants. 

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Following over two months of renovations, the Dawsonville Chick-fil-A will reopen its doors and drive thru to customers Tuesday, April 11, starting at 11 a.m., according to a March 28 post on the restaurant’s social media accounts. 

The Power Center Drive location previously closed for renovations five years ago. At that time, a new awning with heat and fans was added “to keep Chick-fil-A employees warm in the winter, cool in the summer and dry all day long,” according to an April 2018 DCN article.

The Dawsonville Chick-fil-A’s April 2023 reopening comes after remodeling to “almost the entire inside” of the store, the store’s March 28 post stated. 

Operator Tony Kellar owns both the Dahlonega and Dawsonville Chick-fil-A stores. 

During the Dawsonville store’s temporary closure, employees have been reallocated to the Dahlonega location.

The changes are part of Chick-fil-A’s first phase of renovations and include expanded kitchen and interior drive-thru areas for staff. 

“These modifications will give our awesome team much more space to work comfortably and help them efficiently do their best to serve you,” stated the March 28 post. 

These updates mark the first of two planned renovation phases for the Dawsonville location, with the post adding that store officials are “impatiently waiting for phase two to be complete later this year.” 

The second phase will entail a major update to the restaurant’s parking lot, including its drive-thru lanes. During the restaurant’s busy times, traffic going in and out of the Dawsonville Chick-fil-A parking lot can become particularly congested, backing up out of the parking lot and into the adjacent roundabout. 

“This phase will drastically improve the flow of the drive thru and should hopefully relieve traffic in the roundabout,” the March 28 post said. 

DCN will continue to follow Chick-fil-A’s remodeling efforts.