Just days after we told you that Chick-fil-A is planning to finally open outposts in NYC later this year, the fried chicken sandwich purveyor revealed (on Tuesday) the location of its first franchise restaurant here: Herald Square.
Here's the scoop: the Chick-fil-A restaurant will be located at 1000 6th Ave (at 37th St and Sixth Ave) near Herald Square, and the company anticipates a late summer opening date, according to a statement from Carrie Kurlander, VP of Public Relations at Chick-fil-A. And, just like other Chick-fil-A restaurants, the new three-level, 5,000sqft location will not be open on Sundays, according to a report by Crain's New York Business.
"We are beyond excited about opening our first franchise restaurant in New York," Kurlander said. "Until now, the only place you could enjoy our food was on the campus of NYU. We are ready to fire up the grills and serve our chicken, hot waffle fries, and fresh lemonade to the Herald Square neighborhood."
But that's not all. According to Kurlander, the Herald Square outpost will be just "the first of many locations in the city."
The news comes nearly a year after a Chick-fil-A executive promised the company would open multiple locations across NYC in 2014, which never panned out. Chick-fil-A has operated a small outpost for years inside of New York University's Weinstein Food Court, which is described as having "limited hours and/or accessibility" on the company's website, but not a standalone eatery -- the closest of which is in New Jersey. NYU officials did not respond to questions regarding how accessible the food court is to non-students.