DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Soon you won't be able to get Chick-fil-A... at least not from the Ross Clark Circle location while the store gets a facelift.
Soon you won't be able to get Chick-fil-A... at least not from the Ross Clark Circle location while the store gets a facelift. (Source: WTVY)
For the first time in twenty years... The Chick-fil-A on Ross Clark Circle is getting remodeled to grow with the needs of the community.
To achieve a state of the art design the inside of the store will be completely gutted.
"The dining room area is going to get a complete makeover. New floor tiles, new backsplash, new countertops, new lighting, new painting, all new furniture. It's a complete new design," says restaurant owner Jeff Koch.
The kitchen will be redesigned for a higher capacity. And, outside covered canopies with fans and heaters will be added.
Koch says, "Cars will pull up and we'll be able to have our team outside in pretty much any kind of weather."
To make the drive-thru process quicker, there will no longer be a drive-thru *window*.
"We're going to have a drive-thru door that we will actually walk out of, and we'll walk up and down and serve our guests, which is something really cool," Koch explained.
With the store closing down, what does that mean for workers?
Koch says, "We're going to take care of every single person that works for us. That was important to me, to make sure that we care for them and they've got monetary needs."
Some will work at other locations either local or across the country training at new stores.
And the rest?
"I'm going to pay them to go serve locally at some of the nonprofits that we are associated with and affiliated with here locally. So that's going to be exciting to give back to the community in that way," Koch said.
Starting Monday, mobile curbside will be offered at the Wiregrass Commons Mall location less than a mile away.
This is a temporary alternative for store regulars. Especially those who want Chick-Fil-A but don't want to get out of the car.
Remodeling is expected to start Friday, January 10th and be complete in late February.
The store owner says when they reopen he'll need an additional ten to fifteen new employees.
The interview process will begin within the next couple of weeks.