A second New York City location looms for Chick-fil-A
A Chick-fil-A fried-chicken sandwich.
Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain that opened its first location in the city last October, said it would open its second at the corner of West 46th Street and Sixth Avenue.
The move is hardly a surprise, considering lines routinely curl out the door at the Chick-fil-A at West 37th and Sixth Avenue. Plenty of tourists and curiosity-seekers are evidently willing to wait for fried-chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.
In an effort to minimize those lines, the new two-story, 5,000-square-foot location at 1180 Sixth Ave. will have employees take orders via tablets so food is ready when folks reach the counter. The idea is to have wait times no longer than eight minutes, the company said in a statement.
In addition, the location will include an “InSinkErator,” a waste-disposal system that will separate liquid from solids. And the food will be locally sourced. The rolls will be provided by Automatic Rolls of Edison, N.J., and the flatbread from Damascus Bakery in Brooklyn.
The new restaurant is to open April 2. Like the other 1,900 Chick-fil-A locations, it will be closed on Sundays.
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