Love Chick-fil-A?

Join the crowd – and the notorious lunchtime lines at Columbia’s Five Points restaurant. Because you won’t be picking up one of their famous sandwiches on Main Street anytime soon.

The Five Points franchise owner’s bid to set up a food cart selling chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, cookies and drinks was shut down by City Council on Tuesday night after hearing lengthy comments from community members.

“Chick-fil-A wants to capitalize on the favorable environment that we have all fostered,” said Matthew Bridges, referring to investments made by business and property owners in the Main Street district. He is the co-owner of Main Street’s Drake’s Duck-In restaurant, which, coincidentally, is well-known for its chicken sandwiches.

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