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Chick-fil-A announces future Carson-Newman University location

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(May 31, 2014)– Students at Carson-Newman University and members of the Jefferson City community will be able to “Eat More Chicken” when a new Chick-fil-A® restaurant opens on campus later this summer inside the Maddox Student Activities Center.

Construction began May 27 on the new location inside the activities center at 2130 Banner Avenue in Jefferson City. The grand opening is currently projected for mid—August. The campus addition comes after a collaborative effort between Carson-Newman and Aramark, which provides food services for the University.

“Since students first heard about Chick-fil-A coming to campus, there has been tremendous excitement,” said Martha Chambers, chief financial officer for Carson-Newman University. “While we certainly think our students are going to love having Chick-fil-A on campus, we also look forward to having the Jefferson County community join us as we all ‘eat more chicken.’”

The new Chick-fil-A location will serve a selection of Chick-fil-A’s freshly prepared menu items including its signature hand-crafted Chick-fil-A sandwich, and will be open both to students and the public. Currently the closest Chick-fil-A restaurant is in Morristown.

Chick-fil-A® is the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States with more than 1,820 locations in 39 states and annual sales of more than $5 billion. The chain has almost 260 licensed locations, including 213 outlets on college and university campuses, as well as inside business complexes and airports. The new Chick-fil-A on the Carson-Newman University campus will become the chain’s 13th college location in Tennessee.

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About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company dedicated to serving the communities in which its restaurants operate. Credited with inventing the chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious, freshly prepared food in more than 1,820 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C.

Founded by S. Truett Cathy in 1967, Chick-fil-A produced sales of $5 billion in 2013. Chick-fil-A was recognized in 2013 as one of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies” by Forbes Magazine and “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor™, among other honors. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website, located at www.chick-fil-a.com.

About Carson-Newman University
Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Carson-Newman has been cited as a best college in the Southeast by the Princeton Review and noted as a Top 10 baccalaureate college in the nation by Washington Monthly. The University has 2,045 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

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