When the dust settles by the end of next year, Chick-fil-A could have a total of seven local outposts for its cravable chicken sandwiches.
New paperwork confirms the brand is making its first expansion onto the Strip, taking over the former Pink’s hot dog space at the front of the Planet Hollywood resort. The estimated $750,000 in construction costs will include almost doubling the existing Pink’s patio to create 1,560 square feet of outdoor dining and people-watching opportunities right on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Already expecting a steady stream of customers, Chick-fil-A staff will be on hand to take orders via “iPads” when the lines grow too long. The “upstream ordering” system has been in place at the company’s larger destinations, including New York City, since 2015. Diners can also pre-order from the menu via a mobile app, for a future pick up.
First floated by the Vital Vegas Twitter feed, yet to be revealed, the final interior footprint of the main restaurant area. No timetable for an arrival has been announced.
Also confirmed by new paperwork, Chick-fil-A will join Wahoo’s fish tacos and more at the under-construction 3883 Flamingo retail center, a short walk to the east of the Palms resort.
Built from scratch, this 4,379-square-foot restaurant will include a drive-thru. Initial plans called for the Chick-fil-A to sit on the 8.6-acre site between a Walgreens and a Del Taco outpost, close to a new Denny’s.
Next up for the chicken kings, a move to the westside, replacing Joe’s Crab Shack at 1991 N. Rainbow Blvd., close to Lake Mead Boulevard and the Best In The West Shopping Center.
And waiting its own green light to begin building, a 4,529-square-foot drive-thru at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and George Crockett Road, one mile from the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.
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