Chick-Fil-A Is Coming To NYC, Plans To Offer Free Food To Select Customers
America’s favorite chicken sandwhich is coming to the Northeast. On October 3, Chick-Fil-A will open it’s first New York City flagship location with a big bang. The southern-based chain restaurant plans to offer the first 100 customers free food for twelve months, but there’s a catch.
As reported by Yahoo Finance, entries for the contest will be chosen at random (through a lotto system), so the only way to increase your chances of winning, you’d have to be willing to camp out in Herald Square, on 37th street and 6th Avenue to brave the elements otherwise known as Hurricane Joaquin.
On top of that, you have to be a reside of NYC with a valid state ID to prove it. But while rules of engagement are rubbing some chicken lovers the wrong way, there are some pretty cool things to love about the new kid on the block. For starters, the menu is slightly different, which Chick-Fil-A hopes will appeal to healthy eaters. Gothamist claims that the fast-food store’s breakfast menu will feature an Egg White Grill, made with a whole wheat English muffin, chicken, cheddar cheese and an egg white omelet.
Something else worth mention is the unique design of Chick-Fil-A’s new Midtown home. The building boasts three floors—a cellar kitchen is located in the basement, the main floor where you place your order, a second kitchen, and dining area on the top floor.
Chick-Fil-A’s also changing the way they serve patrons too, by ensuring they get their meals in a New York minute. While there isn’t a drive-thru, diners will order on a “flexible queue,” placing “upstream orders” with tablet-bearing employees and picking them up almost instantly at the counter.
My only gripe? The fact that they won’t be open on Sundays. Don’t they know New Yorkers never sleep?