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Chick-fil-A Wants to Open in Brooklyn

By Serena Dai | August 24, 2015 2:07pm
 Chick-fil-A's chicken breakfast sandwich is served on a buttermilk biscuit.
Chick-fil-A's chicken breakfast sandwich is served on a buttermilk biscuit.
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Chick-fil-A's New York arrival may not be limited to just Manhattan.

The popular Atlanta-based chain announced earlier this year that it plans to open a three-story flagship in Herald Square, at 1000 Sixth Ave. on Oct. 3. The company has also confirmed a new location near Rockefeller Center, at 46th Street and Sixth Avenue.

But the fast-food joint, which is known for its fried chicken sandwiches, already has its eyes set on Brooklyn, according to CNBC.

An outerborough outpost "will happen," the vice president of public relations told the site.

Chick-fil-A is one of the country's fastest growing eateries, with sales per store exceeding any other fast-food chain, despite being closed on Sundays.

Business has boomed in the face of a widely publicized controversy over its CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A plans to expand to nearly 2,000 locations before the end of the year, with many opening beyond the chain's typical southeastern footprint.

New York City — where the Herald Square outpost will be the restaurant's largest in the country — has been a particular target for explosive growth. Currently, the chain has no locations in the city besides a stall inside a New York University dining hall.

The company told Buzzfeed in June that, in addition to its two Midtown locations, it's also scouting for space on the Upper East Side and in the Financial District for openings within the next two years.

The company didn't give a timeline for a Brooklyn outpost, saying it's focused on Manhattan for now.