One of the most popular fast food restaurants in the country will soon be coming to Austintown.

Township officials gave the green light for a new Chick-Fil-A at a meeting Monday evening.

Zoning changes for the proposed location were approved and will allow Chick-Fil-A to build where Mashorda's County Garden stood for 46 years.

Trustees told 21 News the zoning changes went through with no issues.

Austintown trustee Jim Davis said Chick-Fil-A and the future Meijer grocery store are exciting for the township.

"The excitement of the Meijer project and now this Chick-Fil-A, Austintown has always been growing. We've got a lot of opportunity for business growth in our community because of the ample space. We are happy to speak with anybody that wants to bring business here."

The Chick-Fil-A location would add to the ones already in the Valley. Currently there are locations in Boardman, Niles and on the YSU campus.

Davis said an opening date is not clear yet but construction crews plan to start on it next year.