I’m sure most, if not all, people have heard about one of the most beloved fast food chains opening on the corner of downtown right across from the Arch. Chick- Fil- A is set to replace a popular fast food establishment, Five Guys, which was also known for being one of the most poppin’ places to get food late at night. Well, in an article that the Red & Black recently published, we might have a new late- night spot.
One thing Chick- Fil- A is known for is opening and closing at the set times of 6am and 10 pm respectively, and it’s always closed in Sundays, which is when we seem to crave those chicken biscuits the most. However, I’m here to tell you that these set hours are CHANGING for the downtown location. It will open at 7 am, just in time for those early, yet unfortunate 8 am risers. This is where it gets good. On Thursday and Friday nights, Chick- Fil- A on the corner of downtown will be open until 3 am. I repeat. Chick- Fil- A will be open until 3 am. Even if it’s not the delicious greasy burgers from Five Guys, which are irreplaceable, I can definitely get behind this movement.
I think this is an extremely smart business plan because the owners are tailoring their business to the prime location their site has. Not only will this plan (most- likely) attract late night drunken passerby’s, but it will also attract the students rushing to get to class in the morning and the ones coming home from class in the afternoon. With being spitting distance from North Campus, and the fact that the building will include a pick- up window for the fastest to- go orders, there’s no doubt that this location will be extremely successful. The opening day is just a few days away, so we will soon see how this new location will operate under such special circumstances.