Chick-fil-A opened a location in Midtown neighborhood of Detroit on Thursday. But you’ll probably soon forget it is there.
National chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has opened in the food court of the Detroit Medical Center’s Hutzel-Harper Women’s Hospital.
There’s no signage on the outside, and it’s in a hospital food court. But if you saw media outlets around town, you’d think it’s the biggest deal in the world.
If you’re truly craving the signature chicken sandwich (or anything else on the menu), you don’t have to be sick or visiting someone who is admitted to check it out. You can get a pass at the lobby desk.
No doubt, it’ll probably do just fine. The almost self-contained city that is the medical center will be more than enough business. But the rest of us will probably forget it’s there after a little while.
Chick-fil-A was founded in 1946 and has more than 2,200 restaurants across the country. This is the seventh location in Michigan.
The chain is controversial to some for their significant donations in years past to groups that oppose gay marriage.
In recent years, the chain has been trying to polish up their image. They have, according to reports, encouraged their franchisees and others involved with the company to not make any statements that could “blur the lines” between their private beliefs and public roles, as well as be more inclusive with the community outreach.
Hutzel-Harper Women’s Hospital is at 3990 John R. in Detroit.