Chick-fil-A's third Manhattan standalone will be a five-story eatery, where customers can dine on a roof deck overlooking One World Trade Center, according to company officials.
The Financial District Chick-fil-A, opening in 2018 at 144 Fulton St., will be the largest restaurant the fast-food giant, known for its fried chicken sandwiches and Sunday closures, has ever built, per a news release. The 12,000-square-foot space will feature large windows, a skylight and three dining rooms that can seat 140 guests, including a roof deck with "unimpeded views of Freedom Tower," Nathaniel Cates, design manager for Chick-fil-A, said in the release.
There will also be a multi-purpose section of the dining room on the uppermost floor that will be used for group trainings and meetings, plans show.
“We pushed ourselves to break into new ways of thinking and try innovative solutions we’ve never implemented before,” Cates said. “We are always thinking about how to make the dining experience feel as comfortable as possible for our customers.”
A spokesman for the company, in an email, said that the space is slated to open in winter of next year, and that "the menu will be consistent with our other restaurants."
Chick-fil-A, which is based in Atlanta, released several renderings of what the space will look like:
Roof deck views
The skylight will allow natural light to flood the eatery
A 'monumental staircase' will connect the five floors