Chick-fil-A has been giving Dallas-Fort Worth a great deal of attention lately, injecting funds into renovating and building several locations in the metroplex.
As recently covered by The Dallas Express, one Chick-fil-A in Hudson Oaks will soon have an extra drive-thru lane, and a brand-new location opened its doors just a few weeks ago in downtown Dallas.
Now, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the popular chain is set to add three more locations to the over 100 already existing Chick-fil-A restaurants in DFW, not to mention launch four more major projects to renovate existing ones.
The four Chick-fil-A sites chosen to receive an overhaul are located at 1711 S. Loop 288 in Denton, 3705 Main St. in The Colony, 8700 State Highway 121 in McKinney, and on U.S. 75 in Sherman.
In Denton, Chick-fil-A near Target and Walmart will undergo 10 weeks of work starting in August. The project will cost a whopping $2.2 million, according to state records obtained by the Star-Telegram.
As for the Chick-fil-A in The Colony, its renovation will start in July and last for two months, costing $1 million.
The Chick-fil-A in McKinney is also expected to close its doors for about two months, but its reconstruction should cost a tick more at $1.8 million.
Finally, Sherman’s Chick-fil-A will begin its $1.8 million remodeling in June and employs about 20 people.
A lot of these renovations have to do with drive-thru lanes and updating outdated furniture, counters, awnings, and playgrounds.
Typically Chick-fil-A restaurants can last for about 30 years before needing an overhaul, but most are renovated before that, within 13 to 18 years from their original construction.
While these locations will likely be closed for weeks during renovations, the silver lining is that local residents will be able to enjoy a better-than-ever dining experience once they re-open.
Most Chick-fil-A restaurants average $8.1 million in sales per year. Becoming a franchise owner of Chick-fil-A is a very selective process. The company receives around 40,000 applications every year, only about 80 of which are approved.
As for shiny new Chick-fil-A locations in DFW, one is coming to Dallas at 11809 E. Northwest Highway. Construction is expected to run from late June to the end of November, the Star-Telegram reported.
Plano is getting a new restaurant location at Preston Road whose construction will start in late April and be finished by September.
The third new location is coming to Rowlett at 8500 Lakeview Parkway. Construction is set to be finished by this March.
All in all, Chick-fil-A is investing at least $38.4 million in the renovation of North Texas restaurant locations or in constructing new ones.
Chick-fil-A employs 170,000 people in North America and has over 2,700 restaurants.
Also a new one coming to Northlake around 35-W and FM407!!