Plant City icon Buddy Freddy’s torn down to make room for Chick-Fil-A

Another landmark restaurant is being torn down, this time in Plant City.

Demolition started Thursday on Buddy Freddy’s, a down-home restaurant known for its massive country-style breakfast buffet.

The restaurant closed earlier in 2020, but the place has been around for years, with roots back to the 1950s.

If you love food, there is a bright side. Economic development officials say a Chick-Fil-A is going in its place, but there’s no word on exactly when that will happen.

The site is on Goldfinch Drive, right off of Thonotosassa Road.

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