Chick-fil-A answers NYC Mayor de Blasio’s boycott call with one satisfying ‘bless his little heart’ move

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A back in 2016 because of the company’s Christian values, but that didn’t stop the restaurant chain from building a Taj Mahal of an eatery in the Big Apple.

“I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorkers to patronize them,” be Blazio said at the time, after begrudgingly acknowledging that the company does “have a legal right” to exist.

Hizzoner can now endeavor to NOT patronize the largest Chick-fil-A in the country, conveniently located in New York City’s financial district.

We’re talking about a 5-story, 12,000 square foot restaurant that features innovative ordering technology, seating for 140 guests, a semi-private group meeting and dining space and an open-air rooftop dining experience, according to the company’s website.

The restaurant, locally owned and operated, is committed to giving back to the city, partnering with New York Common Pantry to provide meals to the hungry, as does other Chick-fil-A locations in the city.

Below is a multi-level view of the new restaurant:

The franchise owner, Luke Cook, relocated to Lower Manhattan in 2017 and plans to employ 150 team members.

“My family and I are honored to be opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Manhattan, a part of the city we’ve always loved,” Cook said, according to Chic-fil-A’s website. “We’re so happy to be living, working and raising our children in the most vibrant city and neighborhood in the world. We want this restaurant to be a gathering place for everyone in the community.”

And while the location is company’s largest restaurant, Chick-fil-A Fulton Street is also the narrowest eatery the company has ever built, at just 15 feet wide.

The location is next to Fulton Center Station and is less than half a mile from Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial.

It’s now the fourth location open in the city, following the opening of a Grand Central Chick-fil-A earlier this month, according to Eater New York.


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