Chick-fil-A celebrates DC community with unique design and same great taste

Why did the chicken cross Rock Creek Park? To get to Forest Hills, of course! On the heels of a successful opening in Columbia Heights, Chick-fil-A is excited to once again share our love of great food and amazing service with the D.C. area. See below for an update on what Chick-fil-A is up to in Van Ness!

Look and Feel


Chick-fil-A is not a cookie cutter chain store. Our design and construction teams work hard to create and build a space that fits seamlessly into the neighborhood fabric and celebrates local design. From building style, to outdoor seating and landscaping, Chick-fil-A Van Ness will provide customers and neighbors with a beautifully built and conveniently designed space. Recognizing traffic and transportation concerns, Chick-fil-A and city partners have performed an in-depth transportation study in order to identify potential impacts of the new location. By doing so, we have been able to introduce significant improvements to the existing site to help ensure a smooth experience for customers and pedestrians, including:

  • increasing circulation and queuing
  • Enhancing the order taking process
  • Updating on-site parking
  • Increased safety measures (e.g., a longer exit area, extended curbs and increased signage)

Fresh, Quality and Regionally Sourced Food

“Our design and construction teams work hard to create and build a space that fits seamlessly into the neighborhood fabric and celebrates local design.”

Chick-fil-A is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food that offers a variety of options for guests. Chick-fil-A Van Ness will use only premium ingredients and make many of its menu items from scratch in the restaurant daily, including salads using produce from local farms. Chick-fil-A focuses on offering a menu of choice, where customers can choose items from our signature Chicken Sandwich to one of our new salads to some of our grilled options. We are also proud to be the first quick-service restaurant to offer a grilled entrée option in its Kid's Meal, making the meal one of the most nutritious in the country.

Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, all chicken served at Chick-fil-A Van Ness will be 100 percent whole breast meat, without no fillers, and no added hormones or steroids. By the end of 2019, every Chick-fil-A restaurant will serve chicken raised without antibiotics.

Local Ownership

Chick-fil-A Operators live and work in the community in which their restaurants are located, and are highly involved in the day-to-day operations. Our franchise model allows for our Owner/Operators to conduct operations as a local business owner would, making choices that are best for their team members, customers and community.

Our Operators embrace an entrepreneurial spirit while carrying Chick-fil-A’s values of strong charitable giving, youth education and other priorities important to the communities in which they are a part.

Meet the Operators at surrounding locations and learn about the great things they’ve been doing in the community.

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