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Jul 10, 2009 09:27 AM

Chick Fil A coming to NYC?

Saw a promo of some sort in front of the CBS morning show today with Chick Fil A trucks. Anyone know if this means we are getting a Chick Fil A (besides the one I hear is well guarded in the NYU dorm?)

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  1. doubt it. looks like it was just part of a general promotional stunt...

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Great idea! Do a promo where you have no places of business....

      Oh well... thanks for the info!

      1. re: iluvcookies

        Last I checked the CBS morning show aired nationally, seems like a good idea to me.

        1. re: roro1831

          agreed. the show tapes in NYC so they have no choice but to do the promo here if they want the national exposure.

        2. re: iluvcookies

          Sonic has been doing the same, running ads (nationwide buy, so airing in states with no locations) it builds demand.

          And now, Sonic has come to NJ.

      2. Chick-Fil-A
        Just what New York needs, a restaurant chain NOT open on Sunday.

        Don't think they could afford Manhattan rents on 6 days worth of sales.

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        1. re: bagelman01

          Makes me glad I don't go to Manhattan much anymore. I've never eaten in a Chick-Fil-A and I never will, and it has nothing to do with their food.

          I seriously don't like what Chick-Fil-A's owners do with their profits (but I won't get into that here.)

        2. Nothing will be more out of place in NYC than a southern fried chikin sandwich chain, which has nice chipper waitresses who are not snapping gum and closes on Sunday so we can all go to church.

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          1. re: steakman55

            Yeah, I just don't know how the Manhattan lunch crew will react to not having some hairy guy yelling "whaddaya want? C'mon!" over the counter while three other customers elbow their way in. :D

            Church? Isn't that another chicken chain? ;)

          2. The NYU location is not well guarded. You can stroll right in. It's in an area open to the public of the Weinstein Residence Hall at 5-11 University Place.

            Note however, it's closed during the summer. First safe bet to catch it open again: Tuesday after Labor Day. (And it's also closed on Sundays)

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