Chick-fil-A is pulling a Starbucks move – the chain is opening a new Chick-fil-A restaurant right next to another Chick-fil-A restaurant that already exists.
A Chick-fil-A is opening up in the parking lot of Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island, Fla. — a few hundred feet from an already established Chick-fil-A sitting in the shopping center’s food court.
The decision to open this new location does not come lightly for the brand, which only opens a limited number of restaurants each year.
“While we receive hundreds of suggestions from customers on where they would like to see a new Chick-fil-A restaurant, the real estate team at Chick-fil-A, Inc. is responsible for selecting all new locations based on corporate goals for expansion in specifically targeted markets and other relevant business factors,” the company said.
“The new Chick-fil-A, 785 E. Merritt Island Causeway is just outside the mall's main entrance of what previously was the location of a TGI Fridays,” FloridaToday.com reported.
As for the food court Chick-fil-A, it will “remain open, at least for the foreseeable future,” according to FloridaToday.com.