The Countdown is Officially On: Chick-fil-A Is Set to Open October 3rd in NYC

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Update 8/10/2015, 9:23 a.m.

Mark your calendars, New York City, because it's official: October 3rd is the day we've all been waiting for.

A press release today stated: 

The restaurant, located at the corner of West 37th Street and 6th Avenue in the city’s Garment District, is set to open Saturday, Oct. 3. The three-story, 5,000-square-foot restaurant will be Chick-fil-A’s largest in the country and will be independently owned and operated by local resident Oscar Fittipaldi.

What are your thoughts on the opening day, New Yorkers? Will you support the fast food chain or kick 'em to the curb? Let us know your thoughts! 

7/2/2015, 6:15 p.m.

Chik-fil-A said from the start they'd pitch their chicken heaven tent in multiple locations throughout New York City, and now all chicken sandwich lovers dreams are slowly becoming reality.

So now, Chik-fil-A will not just be in the hellhole that is Herald's Square (later this summer), a random NYU building, and the airport.

Chicken sandwich goodness, a report by BuzzFeed announced, will also be near Rockefeller Center, as they've purchased property there.

The company is also seeking property on the UES and in the Financial District, set to open within the next two years.

So all of you happy, chicken loving NYers will soon have delectable, crispy chicken sandwiches and perfect, grilled-to-perfection waffle fries much closer to home, which is great news.

We're just thankful that CEO Dan Cathy is in charge of delicious chicken, and not national marriage laws.

3/23/2015, 1:56 p.m.

We’re sure you’ve heard by now, but a miracle has been born in New York City. And this miracle has a name: it’s Chick-fil-A.

Yes, the Georgia-based chain has finally decided to plant more roots in NYC this summer-- in Herald Square, to be exact, making this the first time in history New Yorkers may actually want to go that neighborhood for something other than Macy's.

On that note, there are two types of New Yorkers: the ones who have aggressively sought out the lone Chick-fil-A allegedly located in the random NYU building, and have been scarfing down those chicken sandwiches at every airport layover they can remember.

And then there are the ones who think this is whole lot of hype for a fast food joint. This is New York for God's sake! If they want a chicken sandwich, dammit, they’ll get a chicken sandwich from somewhere that’s not Chick-fil-A -- and it will be the best one in the world!

To those New Yorkers, I have one thing to say: clearly, you’ve never had Chick-fil-A before.

That’s okay; I get it. It’s new, unfamiliar, and you’re feeling confused.

Enter me: a girl who grew up south of the Mason Dixon line, currently resides in the culinary capital of the United States (New York City!), and would still borderline off someone to have Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit right now.

Consider me your tour guide through these uncharted (and highly delicious) waters, starting with this: 9 tasty facts you need to know about Chick-fil-A, like right now.

1. This is not like other fast-food chicken sandwiches. At all

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No one knows the secret to them, and probably never will.

The only public knowledge is that it’s "a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips."

Also, miraculously, their pickles don’t leak juice on the chicken. Seriously, how do they do it?!!?

2. Polynesian Sauce is fantastic


Chick-fil-A has a bevy of sauces to choose from including BBQ, buffalo and honey mustard, but one of their signatures is the Polynesian sauce.

Sure, it’s a little weird sounding, but it may be one of the best condiments ever. Don’t get caught up in the “Wait, is it a sweet or sour? How does it achieve that perfect hint of tanginess?”

Just savor it; also always ask for extra, because you’ll fly through those bad boys.

3. They stop serving chicken biscuits (and all breakfast, for that matter) at 10:30 a.m.

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True story: Once in college, at the University of Georgia where I can assure you there is zero shortage of delicious biscuits, I threw one of the shoes I had definitely passed out in at my roommate’s head to ensure sure we made it to seasonal milkshakes like peppermint chocolate chip, Oreo and peach.

And now we're hearing rumors about frozen lemonade? They win.

Chick-fil-A before the 10:30 a.m. cut off.

I was so hungover (read: still drunk) I needed her to drive us, and she neither hesitated nor got mad when I threw a shoe at her head.

You know why? Because the Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit is that good. That’s why.

4. They make their own ice cream

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But wait, Wendy's has the Frosty! Yes, they do-- and we love them. Chick-fil-A, however, has transformed its homemade soft serve into both classic and