CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Food fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this area's first Chick-fil-A in Cheektowaga. But with conflicting reports two weeks ago about an actual groundbreaking, some may have thought town officials were kind of "winging it."
So we reached out to Chick-fil-A spokesperson Jackie Jags, who told us Wednesday, "We are very excited to join the Cheektowaga community and can confirm we have begun construction with an anticipated opening of next winter."
To clarify, we asked if that meant this coming winter or next winter. To which Jags did confirm that she was referring to this coming winter.
And there is another element.
Published accounts indicate the firm which owns the property where the restaurant would be built with a lease agreement is actually connected to the Rochester-based developer whose headquarters were raided by the FBI as part of an investigation.
We asked if there were any potential red flags with that situation.
Councilman Rogowski told us, "The e-mail I got from Chick-fil-A corporate office did not detail any of that information - that there was going to be a road block. What they said is that they will start the development next week."
Jags told us, "We are aware of the investigation and can confirm we are moving forward as planned."