Chick-fil-A Fans Flock to Grand Opening in Downtown Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in Luzerne County Thursday on Public Square at King's College, hungry for its grand opening in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

“I'm super excited because I'm from New Jersey and there's Chick-fil-A everywhere so I'm excited for it to be here,” said one student.

“I'm on Cloud 9 right now, I'm so completely happy Chick-fil-A finally came to King's, I'm loving every second of it!” said another student.

Chick-fil-A has developed a huge following for its original sandwiches, which are simply chicken and two pickles in a bun.

Some people were craving those sandwiches and waffle fries so badly, they waited in line for nearly a half hour just to order lunch.

“It's a long line, very busy, but mostly because we don't have one of these here, so it's a big deal,” said one person.

The new Chick-fil-A created 30 full-time jobs and is expected to add 20 more.

Eric Shotto is a manager and said, “Having these employees come in, they're doing wonderful, and I couldn't be prouder!"

There is another Chick-fil-A expected to open in Luzerne County next week at Misericordia University.


  • John Robinson

    Our family loves chick fil a restaurants , but as a normal patron who wants to go to a college campus . Put a regular restaurant in the areas where a family can enjoy !!!!!

  • Kyle Wall

    ITS AN EXPRESS!!!! I drove all the way from Clarks summit just to find out when I got there it’s an express! Does not have the full menu! If we had real news in this area I wouldn’t have wasted my time!

  • Jeff Woehrle

    These restaurants REALLY annoy liberals because the owner believes in God.
    The horror!
    Meanwhile, all that liberal indignation has made this restaurant chain VERY profitable.

  • Fried chicken

    Unbelievable chicken with two pickles in a bun I never thought this would happen in our area maybe they should have Anthony Weiner avertise for them and make a chicken with three pickles in a bun trust me this will work!

  • iwantchicken

    Can the unwashed peasants eat there as well? What is the deal with chick fil a only at college campuses i this area and not just a normal restaurant like everywhere else ???

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