Chick- Fil- A: Late Night Edition

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Chick- Fil- A: Late Night Edition

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.


4 Comments

Peyton Avon

Peyton Avon

October 29, 2018at 11:10 pm

I was a little hesitant at first when I heard that Chick-Fil-A was moving into Five Guys’ spot in downtown Athens, but I definitely think they will be a huge hit. I also think it’s really smart for them to extend their hours on Thursdays and Fridays considering the atmosphere. It’s going to be a crazy day when they open their doors for the first time.

Chantel Mccarty

Chantel Mccarty

October 30, 2018at 12:29 am

Great read and super important information! I am a little shocked that Chick-fil-a is extending its hours this late on Thursday and Friday. It is a strong move for sure to tailor its model to fit the downtown scene. I am interested to see how popular this will turn out and if people out will “crave” chick-fil-a over the usual late night greasy food.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

October 30, 2018at 12:59 am

When I first heard Chick-Fil-A was opening downtown, I was both excited and concerned for them. I absolutely love Chick-Fil-A breakfast, but I didn’t think Chick-FIl-A would survive there because a huge part of its attraction is the quick drive-thru. Since they already have one on campus, I didn’t see how another non-drive-thru location would benefit them. However, I recently passed by and saw the pick-up window they have, and I know that this will make Chick-Fil-A a huge hit downtown, especially with prolonged hours. The only question is – will they prolong their breakfast or offer it past midnight? If so, they will have my service forever and always.

Ryan Read

Ryan Read

October 30, 2018at 4:04 am

I like and don’t like the idea at the same time. They will make a lot of money from being open late and due to their prime location in downtown Athens, but I don’t know if being downtown matches Chick-fil-a’s family oriented/religious brand image. It will definitely be interesting to see how it will do.

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