Fairmont State University held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Chick-fil-A in the Falcon Center on the University’s campus on Monday.

Fairmont Sate University president Dr. Mirta Martin said that new dining options were requested by students when she arrived in November, and the university is committed to bringing them just that.

“This means the opportunity to bring together our Fairmont State University students, faculty and staff. The reaction from students has been overwhelming,” Dr. Martin said. “I believe we had a record breaking first day of operation last Thursday.” 

Aladdin Food Management Services is a partner with Fairmont State University and their dining services. Aladdin District Manager, Joe DeSalvo said that bringing in a brand such as Chick-fil-A will help with recruitment, retention and overall student satisfaction. 

In addition to being a dining option for Fairmont State University students, the Chick-fil-A will also be open to the public. Fairmont State University will be holding a Chick-fil-A Community Grand Opening and Open House on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy games, giveaways, a bounce house, raffles and a free ice cream buffet.