Chick-fil-A opened its five-story restaurant in New York on Thursday, bringing chicken sandwiches to the city's financial district.
Covering more than 12,000 square feet, the 144 Fulton location accommodates up to 140 guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to illuminate the restaurant. There is a rooftop terrace where guests can eat outside in warm weather.
According to Chick-fil-A, the New York location has two kitchens, one of which is located in the basement. It also offers space for semi-private meetings and a staircase that extends from the ground floor to the fourth floor.
Chick-fil-A opened a five-story, 12,000-square-foot location in New York's Financial District
The chicken chain said that customers pay in advance and You can skip the line in the shop when ordering the app Chick-fil-A One. Workers also use tablets to order food as guests arrive to shorten the time people have to wait for their food to arrive.
Chick-fil-A reports that the business will employ more than 150 team members. It is owned by New York City-based Luke Cook, who began as an hourly chick-fil-A worker in Atlanta before opening his own franchises in Pennsylvania and Louisiana. He moved to Lower Manhattan in 2017 to open the Fulton Street location in 2017 to Chick-fil-A.