JUST IN: Cedarville University to add a Chick-fil-A, but don’t start getting hungry just yet

Cedarville University and Chick-fil-A  are joining forces to bring the iconic chicken brand to the university’s campus.

The location of the restaurant has not been finalized, but the new eatery will be open to students and the general public, possibly in July 2020, a university spokesman said Monday, Aug. 20.

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The Chick-fil-A restaurant is part of the university’s 10-year campus master plan.

“We are excited to partner with Chick-fil-A, an organization that shares Cedarville’s vision to glorify God through faithful stewardship,” Thomas White, president of Cedarville University, said when he announced the plan this morning to students, faculty, and staff in the university’s first chapel of the academic year, according to a university release.

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“Chick-fil-A is a favorite among our constituents, and we anticipate it will be a popular dining option for students and the community alike. The new venue is part of our strategic efforts to foster vibrant community.”

Cedarville University has an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study.

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Chick-fil-A, which operates nine locations in the Dayton region, has been actively expanding in the Miami Valley. In the same week in January 2017, two Chick-fil-As, one in Troy and one in Kettering, opened their doors. A Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant opened in 2015. And another location on Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. completed a $1 million makeover in 2016.

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