Have you ever craved the mouth-watering Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich but had no way of grabbing one in Queens? Don’t worry, Chick-fil-A will be taking the borough by storm this fall.
The popular Atlanta-based fast-food chain will arrive at Queens Center mall, located at 90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, marking Chick-fil-A’s first outer-borough location, reported Commercial Observer.
“It’s a great mall and a great business opportunity,” said Ryan Holmes, management consultant of urban strategy at Chick-fil-A. “The foot traffic is amazing. One day we’d like to have a great presence and serve all the customers we can in all five boroughs.”
The spanking new 1,000-square-foot eatery will be franchise-run, condensing spaces previously occupied by Nathan’s Famous and Taco Bell. Chick-fil-A’s menu is expected to remain close to its original.
Despite this new Queens venture, the company is primarily focused on constructing new spaces in Manhattan and Long Island, Holmes said. The franchise has announced that they are building two new Chick-fil-A locations in Long Island — in Hicksville and Commack.
Chick-fil-A first opened a franchise-run eatery in New York City last October in the Garment District, as well as another location near Rockefeller Center earlier this month. Chick-fil-A also operates a small outlet at New York University, which is run through a license agreement.