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Chick-fil-A Ordered Razed, Replaced by Drive-Thru-Only Locale

City says new restaurant’s two-lane auto line and no dining room will ease congestion




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Officials in Charlotte, N.C. have determined that the car line at a local Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) is so long – and potentially dangerous to pedestrians – that they’ve ordered the chain to raze the restaurant and rebuild it as a double drive-thru only, Business Insider reports.

At first glance, the solution proposed by Charlotte city planners seems counter-intuitive – won’t more lanes mean more cars?

But planners say the restaurant’s new design would keep cars from backing up onto the main road. The dual drive-thru lanes wrap the restaurant, per the proposal approved by the Charlotte City Council last month.

The demolition and rebuild are expected to start soon and could take six or more months to complete, Chick-fil-A told BI. “Our goal is that these updates … will not only ease traffic concerns for the community but also allow the restaurant to better serve our customers with the great food and service they expect from us,” the chain said in a statement.

The company currently has more than 2,600 restaurants, including about 30 drive-thru-only locales.






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