With a growing demand for food to-go, Chick-fil-A is testing a new restaurant prototype. New test locations in Nashville and Louisville have no dining rooms but focus on catering and delivery and will open beginning in October 2018.
Guests in both cities will still be able to order catering at any of the local Chick-fil-A restaurants, but the new locations will serve as hubs for catering and delivery.
One of the aspects that makes Nashville’s new restaurant unique is the lack of a dining room or drive-thru. Roughly 4,200 square-feet of the restaurant’s 5,800 square-feet will be dedicated to kitchen space. That’s more than two times the size of a normal Chick-fil-A kitchen.
As with any space in a city, it’s always about location, location, location. To better serve Nashville’s wide variety of customers, Church Street was chosen as the location because it’s at the center of one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The new location has easy access to highways for deliveries to multiple destinations including downtown Nashville, local hospitals such as Nashville General and Saint Thomas and college campuses like Vanderbilt University and Belmont University.