NEWBERRY — Newberry College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Chick-fil-A Express restaurant at 11 a.m. Saturday at its location in Kaufmann Hall on the Newberry campus.
President Maurice Scherrens will be on hand to greet guests and help hand out Chick-fil-A cow mini plush toys to the first 200 guests beginning at 11 a.m.
“Chick-fil-A Express opened to the campus community Aug. 23 for the first day of classes,” said Sodexo general manager Tiffany Bell. Sodexo manages the College’s food service operations, including Chick-fil-A Express.
“The new restaurant had a very successful campus opening, finishing number one among the licensee Chick-fil-A operations opening that day,” Bell said. “It has received an enthusiastic response from both the campus and the local community.”
The grand opening is one of several events on-campus Saturday. The Newberry Wolves host home games for men’s soccer at 4 p.m., and football at 6 p.m. Newberry also will recognize the 2016 class of inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame at an afternoon social in their honor and again during the football game.
During game day festivities, Newberry College will host more than 100 guests at its annual Lutheran Day, which honors local Lutherans and celebrates Newberry College’s Lutheran heritage.
For their $12.50 ticket, participants receive a Newberry College wristband, admission to the football game, a Lutheran Day T-shirt, hot dog, chips and a drink, and recognition during the football game.
This release was provided by Newberry College.