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Chick-fil-A Heading Overseas

Fast-food chain plans $1 billion international expansion through 2030




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Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) has unveiled plans for its first overseas outlets to The Wall Street Journal. CEO Andrew Cathy told the business newspaper the chain planned to spend about a $1 billion to take its popular crispy chicken-breast sandwich to Europe and Asia by 2026, with locations in five international markets by 2030.

The chain currently consists of about 2700 restaurants in 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy; Andrew Cathy is his grandson.

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