It will be the chicken chain’s largest in the US, and like all the others, it will be closed Sundays in concert with the Southern Baptist views of CEO Dan Cathy. His whose recent anti-gay remarks caused a flurry of headlines and boycotts, and it is quite possible there will be demonstrations when this location opens.
The chicken chain also plan to open a second location a bit further up Sixth Avenue, at 46th Street.
Chick-fil-A has had a limited menu outpost in the New York University food court for more than a decade.
Already the nation’s eighth biggest chain by sales, Chick-fil-A grew its sales by just over 14 percent last year, according to market research firm Technomic. According to Forbes, it has a higher sales volume than Kentucky Fried Chicken, which has more locations nationwide.
Known for its fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, the bulk of its locations are in the Southeast, but the privately-held company is moving into such new markets as Detroit, Nevada and Portland, Oregon.
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