Chick-Fil-A opens for business.

Being first in line mattered to many as people camped out in tents in the parking lot at Chick-Fil-A in the hopes of getting free sandwiches for a year.

The fast food restaurant, 5315 Washington Ave., officially opened to the public following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. This one of two restaurants that are their first stand-alone stores. The mall location was closed in January.

“This is very exciting,” said Chick-Fil-A owner/operator Brian Goode. “It’s been a long time in coming and it’s great to see this come to fruition.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.