Chick-fil-A is taking the Big Apple by storm, and by that we mean the eatery is set to open its second full-service New York City restaurant.
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The newest Chick-fil-A, which is set to open on April 2, will be located at the corner of West 46th Street and 6th Avenue near Rockefeller Center.
The company says the two-story, 5,000-square-foot restaurant is stationed just blocks from the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city – and in the largest central business district in the U.S. – Times Square.
The new location is specially designed to get the grub out fast. Especially designed for customers on-the-go, the new location will open from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.
Designed to meet high volume demands, and the pace and quality expectations of New Yorkers, Chick-fil-A at 46th and 6th will be equipped with increased ordering, production and assembly capabilities, extending beyond Chick-fil-A’s average restaurant capabilities to meet increased demand. To speed up the ordering process, workers will use tablets to take customer orders in line so meals will be ready once guests reach the counter. The process is expected to cut the wait time to just six to eight minutes from the moment guests enter the restaurant to when they receive their food.
The restaurant will make many of its menu items from scratch in-house daily, including fresh-squeezed lemonade and salads using produce from local farms.
The company plans to partner with regional farmers and suppliers to source regionally grown ingredients for its fresh, handmade menu items. The majority of fresh produce for Chick-fil-A’s salads will be grown on farms in New York and New Jersey and will be delivered five to six times per week.
The restaurant’s fresh bread will be delivered daily from Automatic Rolls of New Jersey, based in Edison, N.J., and all of the restaurant’s flaxseed flour flatbread, used to make Chick-fil-A’s low-calorie wrap, will be made and delivered by Brooklyn-based Damascus Bakery.
The company expects to create more than 200 new full and part-time jobs at the new location.