Macomb community welcomes Chick-fil-A to Western

Steven Barnum , News editor

Chick-fil-A opened its doors to the public with an official, ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday evening. University Housing and Dining Services hosted the event, which also included discounts for the University Bookstore.

With more than 2,200 locations, the chicken-themed establishment announced that they would be bringing another food option to Macomb in June 2018.

Located in the Western Illinois University Union, the restaurant chain joins Burger King, Einstein Bros. Bagels and One Stop Rocky Shop. The university was searching for a replacement following the departure of Sbarro after its five-year contract expired at the end of the 2017/2018 school year.