Chick-Fil-A Turns 18-Wheeler Into A Food Truck At Somerset Collection In Troy

WWJ News
March 25, 2020 - 12:06 pm

(WWJ) Tired of eating the same quarantine food out of the refrigerator day after day? Here's a treat for Chick-fil-A lovers ... The company turned an 18-wheeler semi-truck into a food truck and parked it outside Macy's at Somerset Collection in suburban Troy, Mich.

Hungry metro Detroiters can come by from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday for spicy chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries and gooey chocolate chip cookies. Drivers stay in their cars and staffers in gloves hand a bag through the window.

The Atlanta-based company has not detailed why they chose the Midwest for what appears to be the largest vehicle in their food truck fleet, but they did say in a press release that, "Chick-fil-A is committed to giving back to the communities in which we serve through our Shared Table food donation program, local restaurant donations to healthcare workers and deploying our mobile food trucks to areas where restaurants are unable to serve guests."

Photos on social media show long lines of people in their cars, eager for the normality of a crispy takeout snack in these weird days of lockdown.

“The Chick-Fil-A truck could have gone anywhere in the U.S., and we are deeply honored they decided to bring it to Somerset Collection for our community,” said Nathan Forbes in a press release. He is managing partner of The Forbes Company, which owns Somerset. “They have been a model partner as we’ve worked together to support the community.”

Somerset Collection is also bringing The Detroit Shoppe to the community’s curbside. For a $10 donation, guests can receive a bag of Detroit’s beloved snacks, including Faygo pop, Better Made chips and Sanders Candy.

A portion of proceeds from Chick-Fil-A and all proceeds from The Detroit Shoppe will go to Techtown’s Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund.

Every doctor and nurse who stops by will get a free meal from Chick-fil-A.