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WATCH: Inside Downtown Chicago's First Chick-Fil-A Restaurant

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It's a moment 100 people were waiting for.

The much-hyped downtown Chicago Chick-Fil-A has finally opened its doors. The Water Tower / Loyola area is sure to see some extra foot traffic in the coming weeks, as Chicagoans craving that southern style chicken sandwich can walk, instead of drive, to one of their favorite fast food restaurants.

The company is debuting a few new features inside the restaurant. One includes a "walk through" counter that allows employees to step out from behind a register and escort customers to a table, should they need assistance. Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy told me it was part of their Second Mile standard.

That comes from Matthew 5:41, he reminded me. I looked it up - Jesus says "If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles." Cathy says the company aims to put in that extra effort to make sure every customer is served, especially if they're spending between 5 and 6 dollars on a Chick-Fil-A sandwich.

You can see highlights of my discussion with Cathy and the first 100 people in line at Chick-Fil-A on the WGN Evening News at 5pm. I'll have the video posted here as soon as it airs.

If you're new to Chick-Fil-A and want to know what this whole thing is about, check out my story on the Aurora location when it first opened last year. Find that HERE.

If you'd like to visit the Chicago Chick-Fil-A, here's their info....


30 E. Chicago

6:30am-10pm MON-SAT





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