Business is booming at the Chick-Fil-A in Thompson Square Shopping Center, so much so its owner is having to close it at the end of the year to accommodate its growing fan base.
But how will that fan base handle four months without chicken sandwiches? Daily Journal business editor Dennis Seid (6:12) joins Brad and guest co-host Chris Kieffer to answer that question. He also explains the restaurant’s need for expansion and outlines plans for the new facility to be built in roughly the same location – in front of Kroger and next to Taco Bell.
Chick-Fil-A locations inside The Mall at Barnes Crossing and in the North Mississippi Medical Center will remain open.
Also on today’s show, Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (13:44) looks at a couple of events that tie into Mississippi’s rich literary tradition. On Wednesday, University of Mississippi poet and educator Beth Ann Fennelly was named Mississippi’s new poet laureate. Meanwhile, organizers are preparing for the second-annual Mississippi Book Festival, which is slated for Aug. 20 at the state Capitol. Highlighting its many events will be presentations by two Pulitzer Prize winners – novelist and Jackson native Richard Ford and Random House Executive Editor Jon Meacham.
Derek (28:56) joins the show from Memphis to provide an update on the Elvis Week festivities taking place there. He also has the highlights of this weekend’s entertainment scene.