Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chick-fil-A Coming to Cascade Corridor

New Chick-fil-A planned in southwest Atlanta

Well placed sources confirm that a new Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned for 3725 Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta.  The new freestanding restaurant would be built at the corner of Cascade and Fairburn Roads on the site of a former Rite Aid.  The Rite Aid closed early last year with the roughly one acre property having sat vacant since then. 

The site of the would-be Chick-fil-A is about a half mile from Exit 7 of I-285 and is near the Publix-anchored Cascade Crossing shopping center.  Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles Signature opened a restaurant in 2013 in a neighboring center.

Chick-fil-A recently opened new Atlanta area locations in Dunwoody outside Perimeter Mall and in west midtown near Georgia Tech.  New Atlanta area Chick-fil-A restaurants are planned on Bill Kennedy Way at the new Glenwood Place project and in Alpharetta at Avalon on Old Milton Parkway.  The Glenwood Place location is scheduled to open May 12th while the Avalon location is currently slated to open in the first quarter of next year.  

Chick-fil-A also plans to open a new restaurant in Vine City early in the second quarter of next year.  Another new Chick-fil-A may be coming to Ponce de Leon Avenue in February of next year, but company officials have denied they have firm plans.  

Current plans are to have the new Chick-fil-A on Cascade Road open in February 2017.  

Chick-fil-A traces its roots to 1946, when Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia.  Chick-fil-A, which boasts of being the inventor of not the chicken, but the chicken sandwich, has steadily grown over the last few decades.  There are now over 130 locations in Georgia and nearly 2,000 over 42 states and Washington, D.C. Last year, Chick-fil-A, which only operates six days a week, bettered their competition, raking in over $6 billion in sales, becoming the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, based on domestic annual sales. 

Are you excited to see Chick-fil-A come to the Cascade community?  Where would you like to see Chick-fil-A open next?  What is your favorite Chick-fil-A menu item?

Please share your thoughts below. 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chick-fil-A food is so overrated ...

Anonymous said...

overrated how?

Ham said...

Chick-fil-a isn’t really overrated when you remember that they are simply a fast food restaurant. However, they are a very good fast food restaurant with excellent customer service. The difference between McDonald’s and Chick-fil-a is glaringly obvious after just one visit.

AJ said...

I assume they mean it's not as good as people say it is!

Anonymous said...

or perhaps they mean "no one cares about the new fast food restaurant in another boring location"

Anonymous said...

Or perhaps they mean "Chick-fil-A is overrated because they don't pander to the politically correct sheep." Haters ... Don't have a cow - Eat Mor Chiken! :)

Anonymous said...

Or perhaps they mean "Chick-fil-A is overrated because they don't pander to the politically correct sheep"
Haters: Don't have a Cow ... Eat Mor Chiken! :)

coolio said...

Or perhaps all you anonymous people can actually answer the question(s), none of which pertained to CFA being overrated...

Does the area need one? Sure. Kinda. I almost presume that this indicates something will happen to Greenbriar Mall if CFA is setting up shop here.

I always thought a good location would have been at the abandoned gas station at the corner of 285 and Cascade.

What the area really needs is something the alleviates the traffic.

Ayana Butler said...

I think it's a great location and I am so happy a great fast foods restaurant has chosen my neighborhood. It will bring good food and jobs.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! This location does not have sufficient restaurant dining options, it's actually a brilliant business move. They will catch business traffic in the am/pm for coffee/tea/food, and it will be a busy location. Plenty of space on the lot too. Kudos!

ButterflyPrincess said...

I'm excited...my son loves Chick Fil A and I have to drive to Camp Creek to get of for him so we are happy! Thank you Chick Fil A

Anonymous said...

And so do I, I truly believe I eat to much ChickFila

Anonymous said...

Okay...it would be great if our representatives in this area could find the passion to negotiate for a reasonably "up-scale" restaurant (eat in) in this area of town.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am excited that a new Chick-fil-a is coming to my neighborhood. New business, especially established profitable businesses are sorely needed on Cascade Road heading inside the perimeter. Enough with the liquor stores, fly-by-night "boutiques", hair salons, barber shops and miscellaneous mom n pop junk stores that currently inhabit valuable commercial space but offer nothing substantial to the residents.

Unknown said...

I agree a 100% I myself have always thought that was a good location for maybe a Waffle House...that spot has sat empty for years.

Anonymous said...

I love me some Chick-Fil-A nuggets so yes I am happy it is opening near me.

Unknown said...

Any updates on this? There seems to be no changes to the vacant Rite Aid or any sign that Chick-fil-A is coming.

Atlantan99 said...

@Unknown,

Sorry for my delayed response. The new Chick-fil-A is still coming but is delayed. A source tells me the expected opening is sometime in the second half of 2017.

Thanks for your comments and readership.

Anonymous said...

Construction began this week. Will open in late April