Remember when people were waiting on line down the block for two hours just to buy a... chicken sandwich?
Well, back when Chick-fil-A opened in October, New York City went nutty over a piece of fried chicken and pickles on a bun. Reactions of this southern chain ranged from the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
Well, whether you like it or not, NYC will soon be home to two Chick-fil-A locations, with its second location slated to open on the corner of 46th Street and 6th Avenue, with a massive two-story location.
According to Eater, the new Chick-fil-A will be geared more for to-go orders rather than dine-in, with more of the 5,000-square-foot space geared towards production rather than tables and chairs.
The space will also utilize tablets for orders in order to streamline the process. After ordering on a tablet, customers will be able to obtain their food at the counter.
Eater reports that this location will partner with local farms, a company in Edison, NJ for bread, and Damascus Bakery in Brooklyn for flaxseed flour flatbreads for wraps.
The new location is expected to open on April 2nd, and probably won't be the last.
Chick-fil-A's press release indicates that they are looking into opening more spots in Manhattan, as well as expanding to the surrounding boroughs and Long Island in the future.
Regardless, we're hoping that the long lines at Chick-fil-A's initial Midtown location will finally see some relief, and that this new location won't have flies and rats.
ronaldpbarba Look at this queue. The people want their Chick-fil-A. #ialsowantchickfila #chickfila #nyc
Then again, where in NYC doesn't?
If you're totally against this "devil chicken" as one of our readers coined it, how about you try some of these dope chicken sandwiches instead?[via Eater] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]