Chick-fil-A opens new Westbank location during an unprecedented time

Chick-fil-A opens a new West Bank location at 4951 Lapalco Boulvard in Marrero, during an unprecedented time.

Due to COVID-19 restaurant regulations, the popular fast food chain only opened drive-thru and mobile curbside service for its grand opening on Wednesday, April 22.

Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A via Facebook

“We are excited to be opening our Marrero location on Wednesday, April 22nd! For the safety of the community and our team, we will be open for Drive-Thru only and Mobile Curbside through our Chick-fil-A One App,” Chick-fil-A announced on Facebook.

Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, the location also chose to cancel its traditional First 100 Event as a precautionary measure. The crowd-attracting Chick-fil-A tradition typically awards grand prizes to the first 100 participants at a store opening.

“Your safety is of the utmost importance to us, please understand that this decision was made with your wellbeing in mind,” the restaurant said in a release.

The Marrero location also announced it will initally serve a limited menu.

In the latest response to coronavirus, Chick-fil-A said its restaurants began supplying team members with face masks or other face coverings in accordance with CDC recommendations.

In addition, Chick-fil-A restaurants that are serving through the drive-thru are now equipped with outdoor hand-washing stations for team members to frequently wash their hands, the company said on its website.

Restaurants also have begun new processes for limiting contact in the drive-thru, which vary by location.

When the new Marrero location resumes normal operations, it will offer dining room service and a play area for children.

For more information about the Chick-fil-A Marrero location, visit the Facebook page.

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