Lincoln Memorial University


Chick-fil-A Lincoln Memorial University set to Open to the Public on Sept. 11


Harrogate, Tennessee, September 7, 2018— The long anticipated public opening of Chick-fil-A on the main campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tennessee, is set for Tuesday, September 11.


Chartwell’s, LMU’s food service provider, will operate the Chick-fil-A express location in the LMU Student Center. The restaurant will feature a paired down menu from the popular chain and will operate for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday. Among the entrees available will be the iconic Chick-fil-A® sandwich, spicy Chick-fil-A® sandwich, Chick-fil-A® nuggets, grilled nuggets, grilled chicken sandwich, grilled cool wrap and market salad. Sides including waffle potato fries, fruit cups and side salads will be available as well as sweet treats including shakes, cookies and Icedream® cones.  

“LMU continues to enhance its academic community through listening. Our students have asked for more dining options and this Chick-fil-A delivers on that request,” LMU President Clayton Hess said. “Not only does this give our community dining options, it also provides job opportunities for students interested in working while they pursue their education.”

LMU renovated the second floor of the Student Center to make room for the installation. It also moved the main boulevard through campus and added hundreds of new parking places adjacent to the Student Center. Splitters Café which served burgers, salads and chicken tenders, was converted to the dining area for the Chick-fil-A® and a service counter and kitchen was added. Campus Grounds, which proudly serves Starbacks® coffee, remains adjacent to the LMU Bookstore. Additionally, the second floor of the Student Center houses the student post office and LMU Wellness Center. LMU and Chartwells are exploring opportunities to add additional franchise dining options in the future.


About Chick-fil-A®

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,300 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.


About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Chartwells is the recognized leader in contract foodservice management, hospitality and award-winning guest service within 270 college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the U.S. Chartwells’ new brand mantra, “Where Hungry Minds Gather,” signifies its commitment to reinventing the dining experience for the next generation of students and beyond. Our nutritious cuisine not only satisfies the unique appetites, lifestyles and dietary needs of every guest dining on campus, but it also brings people together to promote the high-intensity relationships that will prepare students for the future

About Lincoln Memorial University

LMU is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].




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