For many NC State students, nothing tops a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A when they are looking for a bite between classes. The Chick-fil-A Express in the Atrium Food Court on the lower level of D.H. Hill Library is a popular spot for hungry students.
And that’s been true for nearly two decades, for it was on this day in 1994 that the first Chick-fil-A opened at NC State. It was the 33rd franchise that Chick-fil-A opened on a college campus that year. Chick-fil-A opened its first campus location, at Georgia Tech, in 1992. The restaurant chain is now on more than 200 college campuses.
The company’s chicken sandwiches were a hit from the first day, with a company official telling the Technician that year that the early sales had gone well. The restaurant was officially opened a few days later, on Aug. 28. Student Body President Bobby Johnson Jr. took a bite out of a chicken sandwich and, according to the account in the Technician, gave it a “big thumbs up.”