America’s Largest Chick-fil-A Is Officially Opening This October

New York City’s first franchise location, in Herald Square, finally has an official opening date
NYC’s Chick-fil-A Opens in October

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The Chick-fil-A in Herald Square will open on October 3.

New York City’s first standalone Chick-fil-A is officially opening on October 3.

We reported back in March that the Atlanta-native chicken sandwich chain’s Herald Square location was expected to open in late summer. The only Chick-fil-A in New York City is located on New York University’s campus, and is accessible only to NYU students.

The new Chick-fil-A, which will be located 37th Street and Sixth Avenue, will be the largest Chick-fil-A in the U.S. The chain also has plans to open a restaurant near Rockefeller Center, at 46th Street and Sixth Avenue. They are looking to debut outposts in the Upper East Side and the Financial District within the next couple of years.

This fall, Chick-fil-A will open their first Long Island location in Port Jefferson, with plans to expand to Hicksville, Commack, and Westbury.


BuzzFeed reports that most Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in the Southeast, but the company has been expanding to new regions in recent years. Fifteen percent of stores are in new markets. There are over 1,900 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the United States.