By Anthony Donatelli
Chick-Fil-A is on the verge of opening their fourth franchise in New York and it’s a big one.
Measuring over 12,000 square feet, this five level restaurant with rooftop terrace will overlook Freedom Tower and will be their largest location in the world.
“We pushed ourselves to break into new ways of thinking and try innovative solutions we’ve never implemented before,” Design manager for restaurant development at Chick-fil-A Nathaniel Cates said in a press release. “We are always thinking about how to make the dining experience feel as comfortable as possible for our customers.”
According to the official announcement from Chick-fil-A, it’s taking over the whole building at 144 Fulton Street, just one block from ground zero.
“With the restaurant sitting under half a mile from Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, Cates’ team wanted to respectfully pay homage to the significance of the location. The entire building underwent reconstruction prior to Chick-fil-A arriving on site, so the team had a blank canvas to mold.”
The front of the building will be fully stacked with glass windows, featuring elements built into the facade that give a subtle impression of the Twin Towers, one on each side of the restaurant.