Anticipation is building for the opening of Grove City College’s Chick-fil-A in Breen Student Union.
The fast-food chain is set to start serving up sandwiches, nuggets, waffle fries, lemonade, and other menu favorites at its only Mercer County location on Monday, Sept. 18.
“We’re excited about and thankful for our partnership with Chick-fil-A. They have been great to work with,” College President Paul J. McNulty said. “Grove City College and Chick-fil-A are a perfect fit, and we view this as another and especially significant way to enhance the residential experience of our students and campus community.”
“All over campus, I’ve been hearing students wondering when Chick-fil-A is going to open. It’s definitely one of the most highly anticipated changes to campus so far during my time at Grove City,” sophomore Emily Fox said.
Grove City College students will be able to use their meal plans at the restaurant, though “swipes” are limited initially to three a week.
Chick-fil-A’s on-campus eatery will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays in accordance with the faith-aligned corporation’s longstanding policy of observing a day of rest.
The restaurant is open to the public for dine-in or to-go orders. Seating for the public is available inside Chick-fil-A, but not in the student union atrium. Designated parking for diners will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the student union along Madison Avenue. There is no drive-through window and, at this time, no mobile ordering or gift card purchases.
Grove City College’s Chick-fil-A is operated by Parkhurst, the College’s dining contractor. In addition to Chick-fil-A and the College’s two cafeterias, students can get pizza, ice cream and coffee at the Garage and enjoy a coffee, espresso, smoothie, and other snacks at Urban Trail Coffee Co. in Henry Buhl Library.