It’s a big day for Chick-fil-A fans in the Northeast — at long last, the company has announced its first franchise location in Manhattan, the first of “a good chunk” of expansion locations promised to New York City.
First announced last spring, Chick-fil-A has previously indicated that it had considerable expansion plans in the works, with most locations —108, at last count — headed for urban centers. And despite some New York City residents’ reservations about the company’s conservative politics, people were still clearly beside themselves.
“We are beyond excited about opening our first franchise restaurant in New York,” announced Carrie Kurlander, Chick-fil-A’s vice president of public relations. “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. This location will allow us to serve fans who have been asking us to come to New York and to earn the opportunity to serve new customers, as it will be the first of many locations in the city.”
The first location, which is slated to open in late summer, will be located at 1000 6th Avenue between 37th and 38th streets. We can’t even imagine what that line is going to look like, but bring it on.