Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, but the first stand-alone food will reportedly rise in New Orleans.
Though the Big Easy is home to three smaller Chick-fil-A hubs within the University of New Orleans, Xavier University and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the Crescent City doesn’t have a regular restaurant with a drive-thru, NOLA.com reports.
New Orleans city council member Kristin Palmer announced the chicken chain will be expanding with a "stand-alone" shop.
The tide is about to turn, however, as New Orleans city council member Kristin Palmer announced the chicken chain will be expanding with a “stand-alone” shop.
“Something to smile about,” Palmer tweeted on Thursday. According to the official, the New Orleans City Council has approved a permit to start construction for a Chick-fil-A at the Algiers Plaza Shopping Center. The councilwoman alluded to 2022 as an anticipated opening date.
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When the time comes, hopefully no feathers will be ruffled if the latest location proves to be a smashing success.
Chick-fil-A was recently forced to address complaints that its busy drive-thru lines were negatively affecting other nearby businesses at various chains across the country, after being accused as such in a lawsuit.
The complaint, filed by a small business owner in Toldeo, is at least the third claim of its kind to be filed against the chicken chain in recent months.