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Groundbreaking for Chick-fil-A in Greece on Wednesday

Franchise owner Alan Taylor joined Greece town officials in the ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday morning. (Photo: Chick-fil-A)

Greece, N.Y. - Groundbreaking for Western New York's first Chick-fil-A restaurant is happening Wednesday.

The new restaurant will be located on West Ridge Road in Greece, on the corner of Standish Road, right across from the mall.

Alan Taylor was announced as the franchise owner during a ceremony at the site Wednesday morning. He has lived in the Greece area for nearly 20 years.

"We'll be investing our time into the community, whether that's fundraisers, volunteering, mentoring," Taylor said. "The vision, quite simply, is we sell chicken, but we're also in the people business. And when you put people first, everything else will fall into place."

Work there is already underway. Chick-fil-A is expected to open this spring with two drive-thru ordering lanes. Chick-fil-A is known for its boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries and milkshakes.

It will have indoor and outdoor seating, along with a two-story playground for kids. It's expected to bring 100 new jobs.

Restaurants are slated to open in Cicero, outside Syracuse, next month, as well as in the Buffalo and Plattsburgh areas by the end of the year.

Alan Taylor began his day on Good Day Rochester on Fox Rochester; he sat down with Doug Emblidge for a one-on-one interview you can see here.

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