Chick-fil-A is a delicacy that Northerners have been deprived of. It’s one thing to have never experienced the wonder that is a Chick-fil-A sandwich, but it’s another to never taste their magic secret sauce. If you’re an experienced customer living in the North, you understand the pain that comes from not being able to satiate your craving.

This does not mean that Northerners haven’t tried to access these crispy, buttery sandwiches. Most people know about the exclusive Chick-fil-A at NYU’s campus, and due to its limited menu and barely accessible location, much is left to be desired. Some have even stooped to attempting to recreate the wonderful goodness of a Chick-fil-A sandwich in its absence, a recipe that might just hold you over.


Photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A

Yet fear no more, local New Yorkers. On Saturday, October 3, 2015 a 5,000 square foot two-level restaurant will be opening in Manhattan’s Garment District. Between 37th and the Avenue of Americas, you will finally be able to access their waffle fries and secret sauce. Plans are already in the works for another location, between 46th and Avenue of the Americas, just in case New Yorkers overwhelm the original.

#SpoonTip: The first 100 customers at the door could win a year of free Chick-fil-A.

To accommodate for the expected NYC traffic, Chick-fil-A plans to incorporate an ordering system similar to drive-thru in which you order shortly after walking in the door so that your food is ready to go by the time you get to the register. Chick-fil-A is currently testing this technique in their Chicago location.

Chick-fil-A’s infamous ideology is notably incongruent with the fairly liberal tendencies of NYC, which can only lead us to ask, will New Yorkers “eat mor chikin” or will their social insensitivity meet backlash?

While you wait for the doors to finally open, check out below what happened the last time NYC came in contact with Chick-fil-A:

This is what happens when Chic-Fil-A offers NYC free food. #NYCCFA

A video posted by Keith N (@jusaire) on Aug 25, 2015 at 11:52am PDT