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Sandwich of the Week: Dwarf House Chick-fil-A

Sandwich of the Week: Dwarf House Chick-fil-A


In-N-Out and Shake Shack, McDonald's, Runza, Chico's Tacos — everyone has their fast food obsessions. For some, the lesser-known regional chains are keystones of comfort, the quick fix that reminds of home. For others, regional chains are new worlds to conquer and explore. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, visiting the spot where a chain's origin myth started can be fun. Such it is with Chick-fil-A, which started in Atlanta.

As the menu and photographs on the walls tell you, The Dwarf House started out in 1946 in Hapeville when "a young man named Truett Cathy and his brother Ben pooled their savings, sold their car, and took out a loan to come up with $10,000 to open the Dwarf Grill." It had 10 counter stools and four tables. They pulled in $58.20 the first day and have been hopen 24 hours a day everyday since (except on Sunday — "of course," says the menu).

There are 11 Dwarf House locations in the Atlanta-metropolitan area. At the original location, there is a small door in the front of the restaurant and a strange motorized Snow White-esque dwarf display in the back. The main difference between The Dwarf House and other Chick-fil-A locations is that it's a full-service restaurant in addition to the fast-food service. You can find chicken pot pie, fried okra, ribeye steak, and the hot brown platter (chicken in a thick cream sauce topped with Cheddar, paprika, sliced bacon, and toast), as well as several other items you won't find in your average Chick-fil-A.

OK, OK, but how about the sandwiches, hey? Well, what are you there for? Are you a purist? Do you go chicken sandwich? Deluxe? Spicy?

At The Dwarf House, the spicy chicken platter with waffle fries comes with a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips. The bottom bun half gets condensed to become thin and a little sweet. Crunchy, crispy, salty, with a little mustard and zest. It's a pretty tasty fast-food sandwich. There's also a bottle of vinegar-soaked hot peppers to add some heat, and of course, sweet Chick-fil-A sauce and buttermilk ranch dressing. A glass of sweet tea, a view of those old-school stools at the counter, the knowledge that you can swing by at 3 a.m. if you're jonesing for a fried chicken sandwich, do you need anything else? Heck, The Dwarf House menu even features a steak sandwich and "Dwarf burgers." Just don't tell the cows.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


Original Chick-fil-A in Georgia closing for 'full restaurant remodel,' will reopen with new look

South Carolina mayor asks Chick-fil-A manager to direct COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru after backup

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie says Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak helped provide ‘a retail mindset’ and got the wait time down from one hour to 15 minutes.

Make your reservations now, because Chick-fil-A’s original restaurant in Georgia will soon become a Chick-fil-Ain’t — at least temporarily.

The original Chick-fil-A location in Hapeville, also known as the Hapeville Dwarf House, will temporarily close on April 30 for a "full restaurant remodel," according to an alert posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page this week.

"We will be reopening later this year with a look and design that not only honors our past, but moves us to the future," wrote restaurant operators. The post also included a digital rendering of plans for the remodeled Chick-fil-A, which appear to feature a larger outdoor seating area, updated façade, new windows and elevated roofing.

Perhaps most notably, the tiny red door near the current entrance — which has long been a signature of the "Dwarf House" — will still be in place after the remodel, the illustration suggests.

A representative for the Hapeville Chick-fil-A was not immediately available to share further details on the remodel, or when the new restaurant is scheduled to eventually reopen.

In the meantime, fans are being offered the chance to reserve a seat for breakfast and dinner before the chicken chain closes for renovations.

The tiny red door near the current entrance — seen in the right of the photograph — will still be in place after the remodel, the digital rendering suggests. (Google)

"Beginning March 15 through April 24, we'll be offering reservation-only seating for breakfast and dinner, where we invite you to join us for a final meal inside our full serve dining room," reads the restaurant’s Facebook post. Guests can currently make reservations online.

The Hapeville Chick-fil-A, originally known as the Dwarf Grill, was first opened in 1946. Founder Truett Cathy would go on to invent Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwich at the location before adding it to the menus of his restaurants.

Today, the Hapeville location offers both the current Chick-fil-A menu as well as the original restaurant’s menu, which includes burgers, mac & cheese, collard greens and a selection of pies, among other original menu items.


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