Three hundred and fifty pounds of lettuce, 600 hand-rolled biscuits, 30,000 pickle slices, and approximately 15,000 chicken sandwiches. These are just a few examples of the massive amounts of food Chick-fil-A plans to go through every day at its equally massive new restaurant in NYC, opening this weekend.
What's been deemed as the largest Chick-fil-A in America will open its doors at 6am Saturday morning at 37th St and Sixth Ave in Midtown Manhattan, the Southern fast-food chain's first of many locations set to invade the city over the next few years.
On top of serving enough food to make even its iconic cows blush, the shiny fried chicken citadel is huge (or is it yuuuuuuge?), spanning three floors and totaling 5,000sqft. The place is designed to get Chick-fil-A sandwiches into the mouths of busy New Yorkers as fast as possible, with a second kitchen and prep area on the "cellar" level. And you won't find tables or seating on the first floor, just space for the line to form and the eight or so employees that'll be stationed there to take your order on mobile devices when you walk in during peak hours. A spokesperson said you could be in and out with your food in four to six minutes.