Chick-fil-A of Rockmart has been in town long enough now to feel like a landmark location to help people navigate around town, but in reality, only four years have passed since owner Zach Thomas fulfilled a dream to bring the national chain to Polk County.

Tuesday was the official fourth anniversary of the restaurant that has already undergone several changes since opening, including the construction of covered awnings for drive-thru locations, and the inclusion of online ordering and offering healthy meal services as well from the Chattahoochee Drive restaurant.

Though the dining room was open for a time after the COVID-19 pandemic put Chick-fil-A into drive-thru only, it returned to that posture at the end of August temporarily until pandemic numbers return to pre-summer levels.

Since Chick-fil-A of Rockmart opened in 2017, the restaurant also provides opportunities for youth in the community beyond employment (they are likely still hiring for those who are looking for a job right now…) Among those include the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at both high schools, bringing a Camp Winshape program to Polk County, providing scholarships, and donating to numerous causes.

Chick-fil-A of Rockmart is also participating in a corporatewide fundraising campaign through month’s end to help Children’s Healthcare of Altanta. The September Sweetness campaign sees a portion of all six-piece chocolate chip cookie sales donated to the Atlanta hospital. The goal this year is to reach $100,000.

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The former Editor of The Polk County Standard Journal and a journalist with more than a decade of experience in Northwest Georgia, Kevin Myrick is the Editor and Publisher of Polk.Today. An Auburn graduate,...