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No spy balloon! Chick-fil-A drops into Salt Lake City neighborhood

Posted at 9:58 AM, Feb 10, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — Seeing as how everyone is a little antsy when it comes to mysterious balloons these days, some were wondering what was happening when a popular chicken restaurant dropped into a Salt Lake City neighborhood.

The giant red Chick-fil-A balloon caught some by surprise Friday morning before setting down in the middle of a quiet Sugar House street.

Chick-fil-A balloon

The giant balloon was spotted hovering over the neighborhood before landing in a tight space between trees, cars and a school bus on Logan Avenue near 1000 East.

However, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson said the event was planned and coordinated with the Salt Lake City police, and that residents were made aware ahead of time. Although not everyone was given a heads up as many expressed surprise over what they were seeing.

Last April, the balloon landed inside the Salt Lake City Cemetery during a promotional event. At the time, a restaurant spokesperson said the balloon is an authorized aircraft and allowed to land wherever the pilot feels is safe.

Chick-fil-A balloon