STOCKBRIDGE — The former Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Ga. Highway 138 reopened on Thursday as Truett’s Chick-fil-A.
According to a release from Chick-fil-A, the new restaurant features the chain’s newest service innovations, design details that invoke the legacy of founder Truett Cathy.
The reopening comes as the restaurant’s Executive General Manager Michael Burgess celebrates over 10 years with Chick-fil-A.
The new restaurant features full-service and self-service dining rooms that seat 146 with a reconfigured design to allow team members to better serve guests, along with outdoor patio seating.
The vintage-inspired interior pays homage to Cathy and features a G-Model train running on tracks along the perimeter of the ceiling of the full-service dining room, a variety of historical images, a wall showcasing Chick-fil-A’s logos throughout the years and other touches intended to recall Cathy’s lasting impact on the brand.
In addition, the signature “little red door” features prominently in the entrance of the restaurant, as well as a statue of Cathy in the front of the building.
An updated two-story interactive indoor play area has also been included for children, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Those looking to go through the drive-thru will find a two-lane drive-thru which merges into a single pickup point that can handle upwards of 200 cars per hour. The lanes will be partially covered with a canopy featuring heaters and coolers to allow for face-to-face ordering for drive-thru guests who will find a door instead of a window to allow team members to deliver orders to vehicles.
According to a release, almost 75 employees from the old Dwarf House were rehired, along with an additional 75 employees, to reach Burgess’ goal of 150 employees of the Chick-fil-A.
Burgess has served as executive general manager of the Stockbridge Dwarf House for the last eight years and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a crew chief on C-17 Globemaster aircraft.
For more information about the new restaurant and grand opening updates, visit facebook.com/TruettsCFAStockbridge.