Dining: ‘Sad setback’ at Rockmart Chick-fil-A as storm topples wall framing. Props for pops? Just a few specials for dad. Smart restaurants and smartphones.

Dining: ‘Sad setback’ at Rockmart Chick-fil-A as storm topples wall framing. Props for pops? Just a few specials for dad. Smart restaurants and smartphones.

‘Sad setback’ for new Chick-fil-A in Rockmart: The restaurant’s already-buzzing Facebook page shared a short video Thursday evening, showing the toppled wall frames. The afternoon storms wiped up much of the progress made on the restaurant under construction off U.S. 278 by Walmart.  According to the post, “Very sad setback . . . all the walls fell down during the storm today. We received wind gust upwards of 60 mph. I’m just glad nobody got hurt! @cfarockmart.”  The target opening had been early fall; we bet they still make it. Watch the video / Facebook

Props for pops. Spanning social media for deals for dad on big day this Sunday and we’re finding not quite as much love as there was for mom. Among the dining options:

Seasons on Broad Street in Rome is taking reservations for Fathers Day Brunch. The restaurant already features one of the premiere brunches in Northwest Georgia each Saturday and Sunday.

At Sweet Frog in Rome, dads get a free 12-ounce cup of frozen yogurt on Sunday.

Smart restaurants, smart phones: A couple of new things to try from our local restaurants.

From Mellow Mushroom in Rome: “Text Mellow118 to 47377 to join our text club and be the first to know about new menu items and exclusive offers.”

Blue Fin, Rome: Pardon the cliche but there’s an app for that, too. And you get a free appetizer for joining as well as a countdown to other freebies. There’s a “loyalty” card on the app as well.

Chick-fil-A One users are getting a 20 percent bonus toward their next freebie when ordering from the popular app now through June 30.

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