New Dallas Chick-fil-A Opens


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A new Chick-fil-A opened its doors last week in downtown Dallas.

Welcoming customers since January 19, the Chick-fil-A at 1401 Elm St. joins a crew of 140 North Texas Chick-fil-A locations.

This is the first street-facing restaurant in the Dallas neighborhood of Elm and Akard streets, according to Kyana Bascomb, the senior real estate manager of Chick-fil-A.

The restaurant is on the ground floor of The National, which recently underwent a $460 million renovation.

The National is the biggest building redevelopment in Dallas with a total of 52 stories.

The development also houses an upscale Italian restaurant on the 49th floor called Monarch. It offers homemade pasta and dazzling Dallas city views.

The National also holds the Thompson Dallas, a luxury hotel with over 200 rooms. Located on the building’s eastern side, the hotel boasts large ballroom areas and is known for its artistic flair. The real estate firm funding the renovation, Todd Interests, told The Dallas Morning News that it spent nearly $3 million on the art that covers the walls of the Thompson.

Chick-fil-A customers can dine in at the Elm St. restaurant or take food to go. Bascomb is expecting that the location will primarily rely on delivery and catering services due to its busy urban location.

There will be no drive-thru at this Chick-fil-A. For those wanting to visit, there is a parking garage, as well as street parking. Paid valet parking is also available at The National.

This is the first Chick-fil-A location in the downtown Dallas and Uptown Dallas areas.

The location is opening up just in time to satisfy North Texans’ cravings for the chain’s popular chicken, as the Chick-fil-A that once resided in the tunnels under Renaissance Tower closed on December 30.

The new location will keep the same owner/operator as the Renaissance Tower restaurant, Joshua Calva, who is moving to Chick-fil-A at The National.

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