It’s a familiar scene. You’re running your daily errands, and hunger strikes. You don’t have time to spare, so you hit up the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. When you arrive, the line is wrapped around the restaurant. But you still get in the line, because you know you’ll get your food in no time.
“Why do you have a Chick-fil-A that’s closed on Sundays in a professional football stadium?” That’s the question customers around the country asked when news broke that Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta would have a Chick-fil-A outpost. It’s a reasonable question to ask, after all, because most professional football games are played on Sundays.
“If I could describe New York City in one word, it would be ‘home.’” Ellie Kim spoke those words with an unmistakable, resounding passion. Having spent 11 years in Washington, D.C., Kim couldn’t be happier to finally return to the city and open the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant at 42nd Street and Madison Avenue, a stone’s throw from Grand Central Station.
You may notice something a little different when you drive up to your local Chick-fil-A for a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake this holiday season. From Athens, Ga., to Costa Mesa, Calif., Chick-fil-A restaurants are in the Christmas spirit with some seriously over-the-top light displays.
In 2017, Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 50th anniversary. From our humble beginnings in Hapeville, Ga., to our expansion into the Northeast, West Coast and Midwest, it has been our pleasure to serve millions of customers across the country for the past five decades.
New York City has it all: theatre, museums, shopping – and in early 2018 four Chick-fil-As. Just two years ago, Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in NYC, and now the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows are putting on their suspenders, polishing their hooves and heading downtown as Chick-fil-A prepares to open its largest restaurant ever in Lower Manhattan.
On most Wednesdays, a dozen moms and twice as many small children meet at the Chick-fil-A Bloomingdale in suburban Chicago around 10:45 a.m. The moms place their orders at the counter while the kids fidget with excitement at their seats. They want to run to the play area immediately, but they know they have to eat their lunch first. For the next couple of hours, the dining room is buzzing with activity. The kids bounce between their seats and the play area while the moms sit around the dining room’s large family-style table and catch up.