Chick-fil-A comes to Lexington, trailer style

By Carson Pinney and Dani Murray 

A Chick-fil-A trailer is selling chicken sandwiches outside Tractor Supply on Lee Highway.  

Fans like Lexington resident Martha Robey stood in line for an hour for a sandwich on Wednesday.  

“It’s worth the wait,” Robey said. “We wanted something fun to do so we’re in line.”  

Two employees sold 200 original chicken sandwiches within one hour. They had to call the Chick-fil-A in Staunton to bring more.  

The trailer is open Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

It serves wraps, salads and drinks in addition to the sandwiches.  

Adam Butler, managing partner of the Chick-fil-A in Staunton, said the trailer is a test for market potential. 

“We would love to expand our hours as we get more established in Lexington,” he said. “As long as everything is going well, and the community has interest in the trailer, we are hoping to do this long term.” 

Ben Rising, a junior at the Virginia Military Institute, said he plans to be a loyal customer.  

“I’m pretty excited for the food truck, I definitely plan on eating there,” he said.   

Lexington resident Karen Redmon said she stopped at the trailer to take photos before its opening on Wednesday.  

“We’ve never been huge McDonald’s fans,” Redmon said“A lot of our friends in the area have been saying for years they wish there was a Chick-Fil-A located in the community.” 

| Jimmie Johnson III contributed to this story.