Did you expect anything less when Bismarck/Mandan heard the news?

We all heard about the news and it spread like wildfire. There was literally dancing in the Bismarck/Mandan streets when it was announced that the Famous Chick-Fil-A restaurant was coming to the Kirkwood Mall. This was more than a year ago when people started dreaming of the day they could walk in and experience something new here in town. But come on, did you really think it would be that easy, to park your car and just leisurely stroll in and out in like ten minutes tops?

The big day rolled around nearly two weeks ago and Chick-Fil-A was prepared, in every way possible

This isn't the first time this company launched a restaurant, especially in a prime location like at a parking lot of a shopping mall. It was a no-brainer for the restaurant to know that the crowds would be huge, inside, and outside at the drive-thru. In order to avoid chaos, they hired traffic patrols from the Bismarck Police Department. Skilled in the arts of guiding people safely, this was the perfect way to maintain order. So far everything has worked out great, “No major issues [so far]. That’s what we are trying to avoid are collisions and people getting hit by cars and causing problems like that. That was our ultimate goal to avoid traffic collisions,” That's what Bismarck Police Department traffic commander Jeff Solemsaas had to say, according to KFYR TV.

Now it appears we ( Bismarck/Mandan residents ) are on our own

At this point, there are no more future patrols planned for traffic issues. So we are all on our "North Dakota Nice" behavior. Try and stay patient when you are in line. if you are in your car, maybe listen to some peaceful calm mediation tapes. Whatever works!


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