Eat less chicken? Why West Columbia Chick-fil-A is shut down

Sandwich with chicken burger, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce
Sandwich with chicken burger, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce Getty Images/iStockphoto

Your daily commute on Augusta Road might be a little different starting Monday.

The West Columbia Chick-fil-A at 2299 Augusta Road shut its doors Friday — at least temporarily.

The restaurant announced on their Facebook page that they would close for renovations to the kitchen and drive-thru area. In the meantime, a popular fast food stop will be taken off the map of one of West Columbia’s busiest thoroughfares.

But don’t worry. Chick-fil-A has a dozen other locations in the Columbia area. The closest one to the West Columbia restaurant is at Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.

Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.