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Chick-fil-A reopens after 5 weeks of renovations
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Tony Chastain hands Chick-fil-A of Dawsonville owner Tony Kellar the ceremonial first dollar at the grand reopening ceremony April 23. - photo by Jessica Taylor

Chick-fil-A of Dawsonville officially reopened to the public after five weeks of renovations.

During the reopening ceremony April 23, Tony Chastain had the honor to christen the restaurant by being the first one to spend a dollar. Owner Tony Kellar received the dollar and made the reopening official. For Chastain, Chick-fil-A of Dawsonville is his home Chick-fil-A and it was a great honor to be there for the grand reopening.

 “From chicken sandwiches to the yogurt, they’re always the best,” said Chastain. “I thank God every day I can come here.”

The restaurant was officially blessed by Jim Perkins, Director of the Dawsonville and Dahlonega locations, who led the prayer during Monday's grand opening event.

“If you look at the corporate mission statement is to glorify God and be a good steward of all He’s entrusted us with and to make a positive influence on everybody who comes in contact with Chick-fil-A and that’s what we want,” said Perkins. “We’ve got tremendous men and women back here that just – that’s their hearts, to give you a positive experience.”

Included in the renovations is a new awning equipped with heat and fans to keep Chick-fil-A employees warm in the winter, cool in the summer and dry all day long.

Chick-fil-A began serving to the public Monday morning at 11 a.m.