NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Chick-fil-A has been approved for a third new Orleans Parish location.
On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for a restaurant at 4068 Tulane Avenue, next to the Fontainebleau Apartments. The site used to be a Burger King and is currently NOLA Chick.
The City Council approved in May for a location at 1200 Poydras St. in a building that houses a parking garage and Dave & Busters. In April, a permit was granted for the chain to build a stand-alone location in the Algiers Plaza Shopping Center on General DeGaulle Drive.
Chick-fil-A also has restaurants at Xavier University and UNO.
Developers plan to tear down the current NOLA Chick structure and build a new one more accommodating for drive-thru customers and two drive-thru lanes. The Mid-City location will not have dine-in services but will have a walk-up window and some outdoor seating.
St. Roch resident Ben McLeish will be the franchisee and operator of this location. New Orleans developer Sidney Torres bought the six-acre site at the corner of Carrollton and Tulane Avenues in December, including the Fontainebleau Apartments.