A Chick-fil-A food cart downtown? All signs point to yes (if the city approves it)!

The one thing you want for lunch may become a reality in the Main Street District.

A sign at the corner of Lady Street and Main Street indicates that a Chick-fil-A food cart could be setting up shop for the lunch crowd.
The plans come from James Bennett, the franchise owner of the Chick-fil-A location in Five Points.

“We’re excited to give our raving fans another option for lunch downtown,” Bennett said in a phone interview.

Bennett says the food cart will offer a limited menu: the original and spicy Chick-fil-A sandwiches, waffle potato chips, cookies, and canned beverages to start. Customers will also be able to pay by cash or credit card at the food cart, which will only operate during lunch hours.

It would be another way, Bennett said, to help those who want Chick-fil-A, but don’t have time to get to their bustling Five Points location on Harden St. The City of Columbia Council has to approve the already submitted application at their Aug. 15 board meeting at 6 p.m.

Once approved, Bennett says they are ready to get started immediately.

Bennett says since a former Chick-fil-A location on Main Street has long closed, the cart – also known as an additional distribution point – will fill a much-needed void and another option for lunch.


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