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Rochester Chick-fil-A will get cooking soon

Rochester Chick-fil-A will get cooking soon

Chick-fil-A is set to open its first standalone Minnesota restaurant outside the Twin Cities metro.

The company announced today that its new Rochester restaurant will be ready for an opening on Feb. 1. The franchise, located in the Crossroads Shopping Center next to Chipotle, will be owned locally by Matt Stockdale.

Chick-fil-A plans to hire more than 100 full and part-time employees for the Rochester location. The fried chicken powerhouse is one of the nation's fastest growing food chains, now with over 2,000 locations.

Mayor Brede will not run in 2018

Mayor Brede will not run in 2018

Mayo to contribute $4 million toward affordable housing in Rochester area

Mayo to contribute $4 million toward affordable housing in Rochester area