The biggest Chick-fil-A in history just opened in New York City — look inside

Chick-fil-A Fulton Street is the biggest Chick-fil-A in history.

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  • The largest Chick-fil-A in the country opened on Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan on Thursday.
  • It has five floors, including a basement kitchen, three floors of seating, and a rooftop deck.
  • There’s space for 140 guests, a high-tech ordering service, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private meeting areas.
  • The line to get in stretched around the block at lunchtime on opening day.

The biggest Chick-fil-A ever just opened in Lower Manhattan.

The restaurant, which takes up an entire building on Fulton Street, opened at 6 a.m on Thursday. It has five levels: a basement kitchen where everything is made from scratch daily, counter service on the first floor, and three levels of seating, one of which is a rooftop deck. The restaurant even includes a semi-private meeting area, with floor-to-ceiling windows lighting up the space.

The franchisee-owned restaurant is operated by downtown resident Luke Cook and employs more than 150 team members.

Chick-fil-A fans showed up in droves to get inside on opening day. Keep scrolling for a look inside the brand-new Chick-fil-A Fulton Street:


Located next to the Fulton Center at 144 Fulton Street between Broadway and Nassau, the five-floor Chick-fil-A is the first in Lower Manhattan. It takes up an entire building and is the largest Chick-fil-A in the country.

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It’s a whopping 12,000 square feet, with a basement kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

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Walking into the restaurant, customers are greeted by the neon Chick-fil-A logo.

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Food is served on the first floor. Guests can also order and pay in advance — and skip the line — using the Chick-fil-A One app.

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There’s seating on three levels to accommodate up to 140 guests.

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It’s meant to accommodate anyone in the community, whether you need a place to sit and work, meet up with friends, or are a parent dining with young children.

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The seating continues up to the third floor.

Chick-fil-A Fulton Street is the biggest Chick-fil-A in history.

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A skylight lets natural light fill the restaurant.

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It even has a semi-private meeting and dining space.

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Atop the five-floor Chick-fil-A is a rooftop terrace …

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… with panoramic views of Downtown Manhattan, including One World Trade Center. Like the chain’s other locations in the city, this Chick-fil-A is partnering with New York Common Pantry to provide meals to those in need.

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On opening day, the line during the lunch rush stretched down the entire block. Employees were standing along the line, handing out menus to customers.

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There was music playing, and a few employees at the front of the line were greeting everybody. The inside looked packed, with people spilling out the door while waiting to get in.

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