First reported by NOLA.com, Orleans’ Parish’s first standalone Chick-Fil-A is officially under construction after their final permits were approved earlier this week. For those that have passed through the area recently, the parking lot and building that once housed Burger King are in the demolotion process at the corner of Tulane Avenue and South Carrollton Avenue. Owned by Sidney Torres IV, New Orleans businessman and owner of the entire block, the lot will be transformed to a 2,600 square-foot Chick-Fil-A.
After the announcement first went public about what was to come for the Burger King lot, neighbors and local residents were less than enthused with the news. Those that expressed concern raised flags about the already-busy intersection at Tulane and South Carrollton; their team overcame these concerns with a proposed double drive-thru line and no inside seating model, similar to other Chick-fil-A set-ups across the country. There will be a few outdoor tables for walk-up orders. The executives of CFA that proposed this plan said that this new design could accommodate 50 cars compared to CFA neighbors in Metairie, which is only able to accommodate up to 30.