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Chick-Fil-A grand opening is Tuesday

Chick-Fil-A is ready to open its southern front.

The popular chicken, waffle fries and milkshake specialist will hold its grand opening on Tuesday and offer a drive-thru mobile ordering option the day before, on Monday. The store has received its certificate of occupancy and is on track to open the doors, manager Joel Benson said.

The Atlanta-based chicken sandwich chain plans to open 130 stores this year, and it often receives request from chicken sandwich fans that want one in their town. Hendersonville was chosen for a second Chick-Fil-A when store location scouts saw the growth in the Spartanburg Highway area. “That means you beat out places like Houston, Texas, New York City, L.A., Las Vegas,” Benson told a gathering at a groundbreaking in November.

Benson is opening the chain's second restaurant in Hendersonville after he arrived in town to open the Chimney Rock Road store in the Highlands Square shopping center 20 years ago. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant features double drive-thru lanes with a large covered pickup area. The drive-thru lanes encircle the perimeter of the parking lot so dine-in customers don't have to cross traffic on their way in.