Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A announced that it would open a massive three-story restaurant in Herald Square (at 37th Street and 6th Avenue) before the summer was out.

Now, Chick-fil-A has finally announced the official opening date for its first freestanding location in NYC. New Yorkers, get ready to experience chicken sandwich glory on October 3.


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The chicken chain is about to take over Manhattan. CNBC’s Katie Little reports that the Herald Square Chick-fil-A location will be the largest in America, and that Chick-fil-A will open a second freestanding location near Rockefeller Center, at 46th Street and 6th Avenue, in the near future.


Technically, the Herald Square Chick-fil-A location is Manhattan’s second—the first is in NYU’s food court. But no one wants to go back to college to get a chicken sandwich (or an air conditioner), so this freestanding location is big news.

https://twitter.com/KatieLittle/status/614526910207406080


Seeing that the chicken sandwich is experiencing a renaissance in NYC at every level, it seems only responsible that Chick-fil-A participates.

NOTE: The day after the Herald Square location opens, October 4, is a Sunday, which means Chick-fil-A will be closed. So get your chicken-sandwich-loving self there on opening day.

[via CNBC]