Fans of Chick-fil-A in the Twin Cities might soon have something to celebrate: The chain may soon be opening new locations in Minneapolis.
A company spokesperson said that Chick-fil-A has targeted Minneapolis as one of the cities in which the restaurant chain would like to grow. The spokesperson also said that Chick-fil-A probably won’t open in the Twin Cities area before 2013.
Chick-fil-A, of course, has grown into one of the most popular fast-food chains in the country. The Zagat Fast Food Survey for 2010 ranked the restaurant chain as fifth in the category of Best Value. The chain was one of five that Zagat recognized for Best Milkshakes.
Today, Chick-fil-A operates more than 1,500 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C. In 2010, the chain registered sales of more than $3.5 billion. It now ranks as the second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States.
According to a report from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Chick-fil-A has hired Mid-America Real Estate Minnesota to scout possible Minneapolis locations for its restaurants.
Minnesota wouldn’t be a completely new location for Chick-fil-A. The student unions at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University-Mankato currently offer Chick-fil-A Express locations.