Chick-Fil-A truck comes to Selma

Selma residents lined up for the Chick-fil-A food truck that is coming downtown every Wednesday in October.

Citizens of Selma were lined up in the city’s welcome center parking lot to get a first glance at the newest attraction in town, the McCalla Chick-Fil-A food truck.

The food truck operated for the first time on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will return on Wednesdays in October. 

About 30 people stood in line within the first hour, waiting on their food.

Selma’s Planning and Development Director Danielle Wooten said the city is excited to have a franchise such as Chick-Fil-A to operate within the city. 

“For a few weeks now, we’ve been working with the owner of McCalla food truck to bring them to Selma to serve the Selma-Dallas County area and surrounding areas,” Wooten said. 

McCalla Chick-fil-A Owner Kerry Jones said the City of Selma reached out to his Chick-fil-A because residents within the city had limited food options.

“They really wanted a Chick-Fil-A building, but that’s not up to us, so we got a corporate food truck earlier this year, and we decided to partner with them by bringing the food truck once a week on Wednesdays from 11 to 7 just to bring a little excitement to Selma,” Jones said.

Selma resident Lauren Smith felt the food truck was an awesome idea and mentioned how big a difference it would make having a local Chick-Fil-A right at home.

“It’s awesome. I mean, I love Chick-Fil-A and now it comes to Selma once a week, we don’t have to drive all the way to Montgomery to get it. It’s a little bit more than buying it at the restaurant but at the same time, it’s coming to me. I’m not having to drive an hour there and an hour back so I’m saving on my gas,” Smith said.

Along with Smith, resident Temeaia Sykes said she is excited for the food truck to be in Selma, and she feels having the food truck is an asset to the city.

“This is something that has been needed and me personally, working with city government for over 8 ½ years, Chick-fil-A is a restaurant that we were trying to get here and I think that the food truck coming today, all of the citizens will be very excited.”

The food truck plans to operate four times within the month of October.

The dates of operation are Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27.

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