On February 22nd, Chick-Fil-A will opens its doors for the first time in Cicero. It’s the chain’s first restaurant to open in Central New York. Construction has been underway for the 5,000-square-foot restaurant, which according to owner Jimmer Szatkowski, will have enough seating inside for 112 people.

Szatkowski has already hired 80 employees for what is expected to be a 100-person staff. The restaurant is also well equipped with the latest technology with employees set to take orders on iPads, as well as a double-lane drive-thru, he added.

And with a mission to give back, Chick-fil-A is already partnering with The Samaritan Center and Francis House ahead of their grand opening for their “First 100.” The event commemorates the store’s opening along with the company’s mission of the importance of community service.  On February 21, Chick-fil-A promises the first 100 people to show up and complete a day of community service, a free chicken sandwich meal. Locally they’ve gone one step further and promise the same meal for free once a week for the entire year.

For more information about their grand opening and the new restaurant visit their website cfacicero.com