For those even loosely familiar with Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta, Georgia-based fast-food chain is most closely associated with three things: fried chicken, Jesus, and long lines.
While the first two items on that list aren't likely to change, the company is about to bring all that savory Jesus chicken directly to you—well, if you live in Houston, Texas, that is.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Chick-fil-A is expected to roll out its food truck in H-Town this month. The chicken sandwich-mobile is coming courtesy of Jesse Chaluh, a franchise owner who has been with the company since 1987. Chaluh currently owns two Chick-fil-A locations in Houston —one on Southwest Freeway, and other by Meyerland Plaza—and now aims to position himself as the chicken sando kingpin of Space City.
While there's no word yet on whether the truck will be able to roam the streets on Sundays, Chaluh says an official launch of the vehicle is imminent.
"My food truck will be ready in a couple of weeks," he told the Chronicle. "The truck was delivered to us last month. We're still looking into where food trucks can go in Houston.
While Chick-fil-A was born in ATL, introducing a food truck in H-Town actually makes a lot of sense. Not only was the city dubbed "the next global food Mecca" by David Chang—a devoted Chick-fil-A stan—Houston also rides incredibly hard for fried chicken sandwiches. After Chick-fil-A pulled its iconic Spicy Chicken Biscuit, Houston customers complained so persistently that franchises actually started carrying the item again.
Still, let's just hope a fleet of Chick-fil-A food trucks start popping up on streets pronto.
[via Houston Chronicle]
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Houston's Chick-fil-A food truck would be the first of its kind in the U.S. A Chick-fil-A food truck also exists in Washington, D.C.