Chick-fil-A is known for serving up delicious chicken sandwiches and nuggets. Mostly, these meals can be found in shotgun-style restaurants in busy shopping areas. But now, these meals will be on wheels.
Chick-fil-A owner-operator AJ Roller is launching the Arkansas Chick-fil-A Food Truck, where it will be serving up familiar menu items in the central region of the state. On Monday, Aug. 24, the food truck set up shop in Sherwood, where customers can stop for a bite.
Sherwood is the first town the food truck will serve, and Roller expects to remain in the city (at 119 Country Club Road) for the remainder of the week. Afterwards, he plans to move around the Central Arkansas region, setting up shop in different cities on a day-by-day basis.
This isn’t Roller’s first Chick-fil-A enterprise – he’s also the owner-operator for the company’s McCain Mall location. Having the food truck in Sherwood is designed to smooth out any operational issuestre that might arise during its first week.
“Sherwood is a little bit closer to our main kitchen, so we can work through some of the operational parts. It’s a little easier that way,” Roller said.
According to Roller, the food truck will serve a limited menu of food items. The main offerings will include the classic chicken sandwich, spicy chicken sandwiches, eight-count nuggets and fries. Beverages will include bottled lemonade, tea and water.
Currently, there is a limited number of Chick-fil-A food trucks around the country. Roller’s food truck is the only one in Arkansas.
Having the opportunity to launch the state’s first Chick-fil-A food truck was an irresistible entrepreneurial opportunity for Roller. “I like things that are new. I’m excited to be part of something that’s new – especially with Chick Fil-A,” he said. “That aren’t many owner-operators who have gotten this opportunity.”
The first Chick-fil-A food truck was launched in Washington D.C. in 2012. The company has slowly expanded its fleet since that time, launching food trucks in Houston, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Ken., as well as other locations.
There are 36 Chick-fil-A locations – not including the food truck – in Arkansas, according to its corporate website.