Troy may ‘Eat Mor Chikin’

TROY — The Chick-fil-A restaurant’s famous sign-bearing cow may be soon spotted in the Troy area.

The beloved bovine — who is usually found wielding a paint brush encouraging customers to “Eat Mor Chikin” — may have a new home on the corner of West Main Street and Stanfield Road, according to city officials.

Troy Development Council Director Jim Dando said the Atlanta-based restaurant company is currently doing all the legal background work to possibly purchase property from the Troy Meijer store’s road frontage.

“They have inquired about permits and sign restrictions although it is from our understanding that nothing is definite yet, but they are dong all their due diligence they need to do before they purchase they property,” Dando said Friday.

Dando also pointed out the survey flags located in the Meijer parking lot as a possible mark of its future site.

“They are doing all the legal background work they need to do before they actually buy the property, but no permits have been issued yet,” Dando said. “But, they are doing all the investigation work, shall we say.”

The closest location to Troy is located on Benchwood Road and another at Fairfield Commons.

Dando said the Troy Development Council receives many inquiries about Troy land sites and available buildings for occupancy. The former site of Friendly’s Restaurants was recently purchased by a Florida-based holding company, which bought many, if not all, the closed restaurants in Ohio.

According to Chick-fil-A’s website, the company has 1,900 locations in 42 states and Washington, D.C.