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Culture / Restaurants

Beloved Fast Food Chain Unleashes a Food Truck in Houston

Bayou City Only the 2nd Spot to Get Its Chicken on Wheels

BY // 12.02.16

Is there any fast food chain more beloved than Chick-fil-A? Whether you’re a fan of the signature chicken sandwich and waffle fries, the perfectly balanced lemonade, or lightning fast drive-thru line, it’s safe to say the chicken magnate dominates the fast food market even thought it has “only” 2,000 locations across 43 states. Even CEO Dan Cathy‘s repeatedly controversial political commentary cannot temper the crowds.

With continued brick-and-mortar success, Chick-fil-A is turning to the mobile food scene for its next venture — a fleet of food trucks. Houston has been tapped as the second location to get the brand’s food truck, following Washington D.C., where the first truck hit the streets in 2012.

Houston is home to nearly 80 Chick-fil-A restaurants, two of which are the busiest locations in the country.

“We’re still looking into where food trucks can go in Houston,” Chick-fil-A franchisee Jesse Chaluh — who oversees the Southwest Freeway location, the No. 2 Chick-fil-A restaurant in the country — told the Houston Chronicle. “We worked with a food-truck manufacturer who understands our rigorous food safety and quality standards. In fact, we’re in the process of going through safety and health inspections now.”

The food truck will carry a limited menu of Chick-fil-A signatures including the original chicken sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and a maximum of two cold entrees alongside lemonade and tea.

The food truck is slated to start rolling on Thursday, December 15, which means the Chick-fil-A on wheels will be in full swing for Super Bowl LI in Houston.

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