Chick-Fil-A proposal approved by Novi planning commission

A wildly popular fast food chain is coming to Novi. 

The city planning commission has approved a proposal for a Chick-Fil-A near 12 Oaks Mall.

The chain says this restaurant will be state of the art and, most importantly, efficient. During peak business times two employees will be outside taking orders face-to-face.

Residents though shared mixed feelings Wednesday night at the commission meeting, especially about the traffic being so close to the mall. Others though believe the restaurant will bring a boost back to the mall. 

The commission approved the plan by a 4-1 margin. 

This location is part of Chick-Fil-A's ambitious expansion plan in Michigan that includes 20 new restaurants by the year 2021.

Other locations in the metro Detroit area include ones inside the Detroit Medical Center, the Detroit Metro Airport, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and the Somerset Collection.