Chick-fil-A plans to open a second location in Montana after the state’s then-attorney general argued nearly two years ago in a letter to the company’s CEO that one restaurant just wasn’t enough.
“We are excited to be moving closer toward a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Billings,” a company spokesperson said in an email to The Billings Gazette.
Although the newspaper reported that America’s third-largest fast-food chain doesn’t have a firm date for the opening in Billings, the spokesperson said, “We look forward to joining the community.”
Billings is Montana’s most populous city with about 170,000 residents in the metropolitan area as of 2018.
The only Chick-fil-A in Montana now is in Kalispell, a popular tourist destination that is a seven-hour drive northwest from Billings.
According to the data site ScrapeHero, there are over 2,600 Chick-fil-A locations in nearly