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Buckle Up, Vegas. Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground

The very first Chick-fil-A in Las Vegas gets cooking on the construction for location No. 3

The very first Chick-fil-A in Las Vegas
The very first Chick-fil-A in Las Vegas

Get excited. The very first Chick-fil-A in Las Vegas broke ground at the northeast corner of Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive on Tuesday. The standalone location near Palace Station plans to open in 2017.

So far, the chicken chain announced plans for three locations — two in Henderson and one in Las Vegas — all opening next year.

Not yet officially announced, a location at Las Vegas Boulevard and George Crockett Road, currently an empty plot of land. A perfect location to lure drivers headed to and from the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center, the site is one mile from Las Vegas South Premium Outlets and just under two miles from the Mandalay Bay resort.

Another goes into the former Nacho Daddy space at Henderson's Diamond Summit Plaza. There, the entire building will be demolished.

A third location, set to open first, slides into a vacant bank building at 460 N. Stephanie St., sitting across from an Outback Steakhouse and a Hash House A Go Go just south of Sunset Station and the Galleria at Sunset.

Over the next five years, Chick-fil-A plans eight to 10 additional locations in the Las Vegas area.

Currently, the closest Chick-fil-A location to the Las Vegas area is found in Saint George, Utah, 113.74 miles away.