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City to celebrate opening of Chick-fil-A with groundbreaking ceremony at The Stable on Jan. 4.

Photo courtesy Chick-fil-A media

The much-anticipated opening of Stephenville’s newest restaurant – Chick-fil-A – is just days away and Las Aguilas, the development group for The Stable, will celebrate with a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Speakers will include officials with the city of Stephenville and Las Aguilas as well as Chick-fil-A owner Lance Bennett, who will honor 100 residents for their impact in the community and gift them with free Chick-fil-A for one year.

“Stephenville is a place ripe for growth. It is an exciting time here, adding developments like The Stable and well-known restaurants will no doubt encourage future economic growth and development in our community and bring additional jobs and revenue to the area,” said Jeff Sandford, president of the Stephenville Economic Development Authority.

The new restaurant, which opens to the public on Jan. 5, will bring more than 100 new jobs to the area. It will feature a double drive through lane, maximizing space and efficiency for 34 vehicles.

Bennett, a veteran of Desert Storm, has been with Chick-fil-A for 30 years, operating stores in Round Rock and Georgetown before moving to Stephenville.

“This store is state-of-the-art and geared toward high capacity, particularly in the drive through,” Bennett said. “We are looking forward to being a part of the fabric of this community.”

Chick-fil-A is the first restaurant to open at The Stable, with McAlister's and others to follow soon after.


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