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Chick-fil-A Is Opening a Second Manhattan Location in April

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It's near Rockefeller center and is the chain's second NYC outpost.


Southern chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A will debut its second New York location in April near Rockefeller Center, according to a release from the restaurant. The fast food chain, which has been vocal about its plans to open several more locations in the city, will open the new location at the corner of 46th Street and Sixth Avenue. Like the first New York location of Chick-fil-A, it will be massive, with two-stories and 5,000-square-feet.

The new location will be designed more for to-go orders, with more production space and ordering on tablets while customers wait in line so that they can get their food when they reach the counter. They're anticipating that the entire process will take between six and eight minutes. Currently, lines for the Herald Square location of the chain extends out the door during the lunch rush.

Chick-fil-A's second New York location will also be partnering with local farms for menu items like salads and bread. Automatic Rolls, a company in Edison, New Jersey, will supply bread, while Damascus Bakery in Brooklyn will supply flaxseed flour flatbread for wraps.

The chain's first New York outpost opened to long lines and protests from LGBT groups, because of statements made in the past by president Dan Cathy. Execs expected it to be the busiest location in the country. But the restaurant hasn't been without hiccups. It voluntarily closed for five days last month after the Department of Health slapped them with nearly 60 violation points. The new location debuts on Saturday, April 2.