8 more Chick-fil-A restaurants are coming to Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Three Chick-fil-A fast food restaurants, each owned by a local, independent operator, will open in Metro Detroit this year, with five more to follow in the next 3 to 5 years. 

The Atlanta-based company announced Tuesday that these new locations will open this fall in Southfield, Monroe and Livonia, joining the 10 other Chick-fil-As in the area. The new locations are expected to add 300 jobs. 

A line approximately 50 cars long outside the Chick-fil-A at Fairlane Green mall in Allen Park on April 14, 2020.

The parent company will donate $25,000 on behalf of each new location to Feeding America, for a total donation of $75,000 to support Detroit-area food banks. 

In addition to being known for its fried chicken sandwiches and the policy of being closed on Sundays, Chick-fil-A has also been the subject of boycotts and public controversy for its stance against same-sex marriage. In 2019, the company said it no longer donates to controversial Christian charities. 

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