It looks like the Old Fourth Ward is finally getting its very own Chick-fil-A. The fast food joint has had its eyes set on converting the Texaco at 689 Boulevard NE into a drive-thru location, and has now officially filed for permits at the address. What Now Atlanta reached out, but a franchisee was not immediately available for comment.
The restaurant will be built from the ground up, complete with a kiosk and a drive-thru. The permits come after the BeltLine Design Review Committee’s (DRC) initial rejection of restaurant’s plans, who claimed the project “did not represent good urbanism.”
The immediate surrounding area is no stranger to fast food. Taco Bell, Popeye’s, Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Burger King, Dairy Queen, and Domino’s are all right around the corner from the proposed Chick-fil-A location, but if we know anything about Chick-fil-A, it’s that the restaurant’s cult-like following won’t waste time at any other fast food joint when they could be slathering Chick-fil-A Sauce all over their spicy chicken sandwiches.
No word yet on when the new location will open, but we expect when it does, the drive-thru line will probably be around the block.