Chick-fil-A Coming To Kings College
WILKES-BARRE — Zime, the restaurant in the King’s on the Square building on Public Square, will soon be converted to a Chick-fil-A restaurant. According to an “internal notice,” representatives from King’s College and three prospective food service vendors met on campus last Friday to review proposals to provide dining and related services to the college. In their proposals, the vendors — Aramark Corp., Metz Culinary Management, and Chartwells (a Compass Group company) — all committed to making significant investments in their King’s College operations, including establishing a Chick-fil-A franchise in the King’s on the Square location currently occupied by Zime. The internal notice stated this will be the Wyoming Valley’s first Chick-fil-A outlet. Two years ago, developers had entertained the idea of opening a Chick-fil-A location on the Wilkes-Barre Township property that now houses LongHorn Steakhouse and Buffalo Wild Wings, but those plans were ultimately scrapped. In the next phase of the process, college administrators will closely review the proposals and prepare recommendations for the King’s College Board of Directors. Recommendations will be presented to the board at its next meeting in February, following which the new vendor will be named. There will be a 60-day transition period prior to the new vendor taking over from Sodexo on July 1, 2016.