One of Knox Avenue's busiest drive-thrus is now a little quicker to navigate thanks to renovations.

North Augusta's one and only Chick-fil-A reopened Tuesday morning after being closed for over two months for renovations.

The renovations will allow for easier traffic. The drive-thru now has two lanes and will stack 24 cars. Eighteen additional parking spots were also added.

The drive-thru line has backed up down Way of Peace road before, but the new line will hold more cars than before.

"We should be able to expedite quicker," said co-owner Jon Dawkins. "I think our guests are used to sitting in a drive-thru lane that's out on the side road out there. That's kind of where the lane starts so the goal is now that won't happen.

"Guests that wanted to come in and park couldn't even get on the lot because of the drive-thru lane, so now they'll be able to get in," he said.

The new drive-thru lanes are covered and have both heaters and fans to keep outdoor employees comfortable.

The decorations inside are all new, as well.

"It's for the customers but also for our people because now our people have better working (space) that's bigger, so it's easier to work in," said co-owner Rachel Dawkins. "It's bigger behind the counter, it's bigger in the drive-thru, and the kitchen is a lot bigger, so (it's) just to make things better not just for the customer but for our people as well, our team members."

The Dawkins have owned the restaurant since it opened on Aug. 7, 2003.

"We're looking forward to another 15 years of being able to serve guests in North Augusta. This is our home too; we love it here," Jon said.

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Lindsey is the North Augusta reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017, and grew up in Hodges, SC.