Chick-fil-A Reopens in Woodbridge
– July 2, 2012 3:00 pm
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – It’s a hot day outside the Chick-fil-A in Woodbridge and restaurant employee Michael Booth is directing traffic in the parking lot.
At this busy Woodbridge eatery, Boothe of Stafford, says it’s not unusual for him to direct traffic in and out of the parking lot, or to the drive-through window.
“I’ve never worked anywhere that someone had to direct traffic,” said Boothe.
Traffic cop is just one of his duties. On other days you can find him serving guests or working in the newly expanded kitchen.
Chick-fil-A on Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge reopened for the first time in nearly a month Monday. It closed in early June for renovations that brought a new freezer and new refrigeration space, cookers, and a new salad preparation area to the kitchen.
“We didn’t want to close but we needed the extra room,” said restaurant operator Luis Hevia.
The popular eatery opened at 10:30 a.m. to a hungry lunchtime crowd. With no spaces left in the parking lot, diners chose to park their cars two blocks away in a larger parking lot outside a Bed Bath and Beyond store.
New office and storage space was also added to the restaurant. No changes were made to the dining room or playground area.
The expansion comes as plans to build a new Chick-fil-A in Dumfries and Lake Ridge have slowed. A new Chick-fil-A opened in Springfield earlier this year.