ASHLAND - In response to Ashland's growing hunger for Chick-fil-A, the restaurant is now planning to bring its food truck to the city even sooner.
Weather permitting, the food truck will be stationed at Freer Field Saturday for the final night of Balloonfest.
"It should be here around 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and of course folks will be able to come out and have a delicious chicken sandwich and some of their Chick-fil-A favorites," Mayor Matt Miller said.
In case of inclement weather, the truck's Saturday debut may be cancelled.
The truck will be coming from Strongsville, where it recently was acquired by Strongsville Chick-fil-A owner and operator Brian Wellman.
Local officials say Wellman told them it was demand from Ashland residents that prompted him to add weekly Ashland visits to the new truck's schedule.
The truck is one of just six Chick-fil-A trucks in the United States and the only one in the Midwest.
According to Ashland Area Economic Development Director Kathy Goon, the food truck will provide the popular fast food chain's "most-craveable" products, including their signature chicken sandwiches and spicy chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, salads and sides.
The vehicle will be stationed in Ashland on Tuesdays starting July 2. Its first location will be at Corner Park (Claremont Ave. and W. Main St.), while future locations could be elsewhere in the city or county.
Hours for the truck's July 2 stop will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 to 8 p.m. for dinner.
For future "Terrific Tuesday" food truck times and locations, follow Chick-fil-A Strongsville on Facebook.