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Restaurants around the world tout special sauces with secret recipes that are never written down, but instead passed along verbally so they cannot be stolen. Not so with Chick-fil-A, which opens its first Buffalo-area location Thursday at 1753 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga. The national chain is happy to inform fast-food eaters how to roughly replicate its uber-popular sau…

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Chick-fil-A will open its first Buffalo-area location Thursday, when a franchise at 1753 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga opens its doors. If you plan to go, here are some thoughts to keep in mind: 1. Expect massive lines, but they'll eventually move quickly. After several visits to the Erie, Pa. Chick-fil-A location, there's almost always been a zigzagging line of roughly…

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As food editor for The Buffalo News, it is my job to explore significant developments in the local food landscape. Whether I want to or not. So when my boss told me to get in a car and go find out why a surprisingly robust segment of the population was devouring stories about the pending arrival of Chick-fil-A, I stowed my monocle and silk cravat and got ready to eat so…

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