Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.
The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a “full restaurant remodel,” according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.
“We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future,” wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.
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Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the “Dwarf House” — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.
A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.
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In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.
“Beginning March 15 through April 24, we’ll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room,” reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.
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The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.
Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.