New Orleans, Land of Popeyes Loyalists, Is Getting 3 New Chick-fil-A’s

Late final week, New Orleans metropolis council member Kristin Palmer announced that the council permitted plans for a location of Chick-fil-A in Algiers on New Orleans’s West Financial institution, celebrating the town’s first stand-alone location of the Atlanta-based quick meals chain. Now, two extra Chick-fil-A’s are within the works for New Orleans, elevating eyebrows for these cautious of the chain’s history of supporting anti-LGBTQ causes or, for some, of the infamous native developer behind one of many proposed places, Sidney Torres.

Chick-fil-A and Torres’s plans have been outlined in a letter despatched to the Mid-Metropolis Neighborhood Group this week, in search of approval for a Chick-fil-A on the nook of Tulane Avenue and South Carrollton Avenue in Mid-Metropolis. The deal with at 4068 Tulane Avenue is at present house to Torres’s NOLA Chick drive-thru restaurant, which he quietly opened just a few months again in early 2021 (it was beforehand a Burger King, which closed in Summer time 2020). The plans suggest demolishing the prevailing constructing and constructing a brand new 2,600-square-foot restaurant set additional again from the road. It could be drive-thru-only, with plans for 2 drive-thru lanes and patio seating for 16 folks, however no inside eating. “It is a newer mannequin for Chick-fil-A with unique service to automobiles and pedestrians of the Tulane and Carrollton corridors with out of doors patio house,” the letter to MCNO says.

A 3rd Chick-fil-A is deliberate for downtown, reports, proposed for the bottom flooring of the CBD constructing that holds Dave & Buster’s and Hurts Donuts. It could be pedestrian-only, with an entrance on Loyola Avenue.

At the moment, the one Chick-fil-A’s in New Orleans are additionally pedestrian-only, inside buildings on the campuses of Xavier College and the College of New Orleans. There’s a drive-thru location in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans, which regularly has a protracted line of automobiles that spills onto Vets Boulevard. However do New Orleanians, what with our Popeyes and Elevating Cane’s, however largely the Popeyes, actually need a number of space Chick-fil-A’s? Judging from the response on Twitter, possibly not — a tweet saying the inflow racked up dozens of side-eye feedback concerning the chain coming to New Orleans and expressing skepticism of Torres’s involvement.

Eater has reached out to Chick-fil-A and Sherman Methods, the corporate’s native land-use guide, for touch upon the proposed CBD and Mid-Metropolis eating places and can replace this story if we hear again. For the Mid-Metropolis restaurant hooked up to Torres, there will probably be neighborhood participation conferences on April 26, at midday and 6 p.m. For info on tips on how to attend, see here.

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