Chick-fil-A is Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

There are rumors, then there are Chick-fil-A rumors.

We’re hearing Chick-fil-A is coming to the Las Vegas Strip, and that may not even be the most succulent part of the story.

A reliable source says not only has Chick-fil-A inked a deal for a location on The Strip, the restaurant will be open on Sundays, a twist sure to break the Internet when it’s officially announced.

Chick-fil-A sandwich

Get. Into. Our. Face.

While we can’t share the location of this new Las Vegas Chick-fil-A, we can say it’s a prime location in the middle of The Strip.

Update (5/31/18): We shared the location is Planet Hollywood.

There are already three Chick-fil-A restaurants in Las Vegas, but a Strip location will truly be the goldmine.

We’ve heard speculation the Strip location could be the most successful outlet in the entire Chick-fil-A empire. The average Chick-fil-A restaurant generates $4.4 million a year, more than any other restaurant chain. A Strip location could make double that or more.

There’s some sensitivity around naming the future location of the Chick-fil-A because there are two existing businesses in the location and employees have not yet been informed the establishments will be closing. So, we’ll refrain for the moment.

As for the Strip Chick-fil-A being open on Sundays, that would be a serious break from the company’s long-standing policy.

We’ll hand this over to Chick-fil-A for the official explanation.

Chick-fil-A Las Vegas Strip

Translation: Blah, blah, blah, blah, where’s our damned waffle potato fries?

Here’s the thing. Dude’s dead.

There are a lot of Truett Cathy opinions we disagree with, and the closed-Sunday thing is one of them. The company has distanced itself from many of those opinions, by the way, so join the Chick-fil-A fan club, already. Read more.

Perhaps more importantly, though, it’s Las Vegas. You come to the Las Vegas Strip, you play by Sin City rules. No major player is going to want to have a restaurant go dark on the weekend, there’s simply too much money at stake.

So, this is big, and we’re already salivating.

In response to our story breaking on Twitter (the Tweet has gotten more than 150,000 impressions), Chick-fil-A thoughtfully reached out to provide a response.

A Chick-fil-A rep said in a statement, “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service. We would very much like to have more restaurants in the Las Vegas area, but we have no new locations to confirm at this time.”

Didn’t say it’s not happening, didn’t say they’d continue to maintain their closed-Sundays policy, just said they won’t be confirming the new location at this time.

Or, as we like to call it, confirmed.

Chick-fil-A Las Vegas Strip

Shout out to all the copy editors really annoyed by the misspelling of “filet.”

All the Chick-fil-A excitement, of course, is quite ridiculous to those in states where Chick-fil-A is everywhere.

Look. Let us have our thing.

Chick-fil-A makes the best chicken sandwich in the known universe, and having a location on The Strip will make an incredible destination even incredibler. Which, we’re fairly sure, isn’t a word.

We look forward to having this juicy rumor confirmed in the very near future.

Update (4/7/18): We’ve heard from another Chick-fil-A rep who says in no uncertain terms, “Rumors about a Strip location, or any location, being open on Sunday are false. Our founder established more than 50 years ago that Chick-fil-A would be closed on Sunday to allow team members to take a day for themselves to spend how they choose.”

Update (5/21/18): Confirming a key element of our story, Pink’s closed at Planet Hollywood.

Update (9/19/18): Confirmed, of course.

Open Sundays or not, we look forward to hearing more about the Chick-fil-A location coming to the Las Vegas Strip!

Update (12/26/19): Not so fast on the closed Sundays thing! It’s not technically true. Chick-fil-A at Planet Hollywood opens Jan. 30, 2020 with hours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. That means this location of Chick-fil-A will be open two hours on Sunday (from midnight to 2:00 a.m.). That’ll teach you to doubt our scoop!

35 thoughts on “Chick-fil-A is Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

  1. Tom Galloway

    On the other hand, the Chick-Fil-A in the year or so old new Atlanta Falcons stadium is closed on Sundays. Even though that’s when most of the NFL games are played in that stadium.

    1. VegasSlushy

      And as I noted above, the Atlanta stadium model is the very reason a Chick-fil-A could succeed on the strip.

        1. Coop

          No need for fancy fixins. Bun, Chicken, and pickles done to perfection! No one ever thinks much of that description. But once you taste one you will know what we are talking about.

          1. Vegas Todd

            I dunno. I love me some White Castle sliders.
            I don’t eat them in Vegas though…
            They’re on my ”Not to be Eaten in Las Vegas List”.

      1. Manybar Goatfish

        Chicken donuts don’t do it for me. I like catfish donuts with lots of icing and sprinkles.

  2. JeffinOKC

    Here in evangelical country, the cult of closed on Sunday is a huge part of their popularity. If they make the move to open on Sunday I am of the opinion they will be seen as having “sold out to the world” (that’s cult code for Satan). And I think that move would cost them more business than the possible gain of Sunday opening. They have painted themselves into a corner with their conservative Christian beliefs. A very lucrative corner, indeed, but still a corner.
    My observation of the location I visit in OKC is that 70% of the customers are clean cut pudgy white people (and family) age 30-50, who drive a Honda Pilot, Odyssey or Toyota Camry, and have a sticker for a local evangelical church on one side of the back glass and a sticker for a local Christian radio station on the other.
    @VegasTodd65:disqus I live in Sonic HQ city, and my first job was at one 45 years ago. I think it is a good fast food burger place. Not life changing great. I also love McDonald’s. As a fast food junkie, I will opine that Chik-fil-a is creepily high in speed, politeness, cleanliness and consistency. I think McDonald’s and Sonic are the next best in those areas. One old guy’s opinion.

    1. Coop

      Its a big rich world outside the bible belt. We all need chicken! Even on Sundays. Weird though that God asks for money on Sundays.

      1. Manybar Goatfish

        Sunday is the day we ask for God’s forgiveness for the inhumane treatment chickens are subjected to in factory farms before their throats are slit while still conscious or they are literally scalded to death in the feather-removal tanks after missing the throat cutter.

          1. Manybar Goatfish

            No evidence exists that Lobsters were present in the manger the day of Jesus’ nativity, but I’m confident Jesus would have welcomed them and happily posed with them for oil paintings and such.

  3. Rooster

    I’d be absolutely shocked if this location is open Sundays. In my dealings with them, they’re adamant about being closed that day.

    There is no business on the planet more impulse purchase than fast food. You’re literally ceding one day’s worth is profits to your competitors every week by being closed Sundays. That’s how strongly they feel about it. I’d be very surprised if they’d compromise that belief for one location on the Vegas Strip, when they won’t compromise it for the other 2,200 restaurants they have.

    Not doubting my man Scott. Just saying I’d be surprised.

    1. Vegas Todd

      Maybe they think could recoup that profit on Saturdays and Mondays just because of the uniqueness of being closed on Sundays and folks might make the extra effort?
      Me? No.
      When I’m hungry, I eat.
      When I’m thirsty, I drink.
      And when I gotta….

  4. red318is

    They might be open until like 1 or 2 AM on Sunday Morning, but there is no way that they will be open during the day or evening on Sunday.

  5. Bouldersteve

    Could it be the strip location will be operated by a third party so corporate can say they have no say about Being open on Sunday

    1. Rooster

      If so, it would be the first of its kind. Franchisees make a small fortune off those stores, and the agreement is normally so tight they can take the store from you anytime they feel you’re not operating within their parameters.

  6. VegasSlushy

    Like White Castle and In and Out, if you don’t have one of these franchises back home, and spend a lot of your time on the strip, this is good news for you. It does nothing for me, but it’s better than another damn McDonald’s on the strip.

    Mildly interesting if they choose to serve on Sundays. I could see an easy way around it, one being used in Atlanta. There was a big deal made last fall about the Chick-fil-A stands at the new Atlanta Falcons stadium not being open on Sunday. Most NFL games are on Sundays, so that seems like a dumb business decision, right? Except for the fact that there are plenty of other events going on in addition to NFL games in that stadium throughout the year.

    I assumed that meant the Chick-fil-A stands were dark on Sundays in the new stadium. Nope, digital signage makes it easy to wipe the Chick-fil-A name off the stand and sell generic concessions during Sunday events, NFL or otherwise.

    If the corporate parent refuses to budge on Sunday sales, I’d think a Vegas Strip restaurant could be designed to accommodate Sunday sales and not serve the Chick-fil-A menu. That’s not super convenient, and probably not a highly profitable alternative, but it would work around the “no Sunday sales” clause.

    It will be fun to find out what they do if Chick-fil-A does make it to the strip.

  7. Alex

    The problem isn’t just Truett Cathy…it’s his son Dan Cathy. Dan Cathy is the current CEO of Chick-fil-a. He also is the person that publically spoke out against marriage equality in 2012.

    The fact that he figured out it’s not smart to say those things in public doesn’t change the fact that he still believes I shouldn’t be able to marry. The last thing I’d ever do is knowingly give my hard-earned money to someone who sees me as unequal.

    1. David

      Chick-fil-A will thrive without you, don’t you worry. I’ll probably have lunch at my local location today.

  8. David Rosenblum

    Go ahead, put it on the strip and close it on Sundays. As much as I love the food, I love a good failure.

  9. Lewmoore

    Chick-Fil-A plays by its own rules, they rival the largest gaming companies in annual revenue, doubtful they change policies for one store for one city. Wildly doubtful.

  10. Frank Doyle

    No chance they’re open on Sunday there. They won’t open on Sundays at the new Atlanta NFL stadium…a stadium where the majority of the games there are played on…SUNDAYS! They are at theme parks and not open on Sunday as well…definitely one of the busiest days at any theme park. This is delusional to think being on the strip will have any bearing on changing that strategy.

  11. [email protected]

    Still haven’t ate at Chick-fil-A, currently an agnostic and happily voted for Trump. IMHO, the Chicago hood rat did his fucking best to turn America into a ghetto.

    When traveling I eat cheaply and try to have gift cards that I bought at a discount. In regard to Vegas, Fremont Street is better for walking around, while the Strip should be tackled by jumping on and off those double-decker buses and usage of a RTC pass. Last time visiting, I did eat at McDonalds on the Strip.

    Whether its a bakery or Chick-fil-A, unhappy perverts should go somewhere else. My local Chick-fil-A did open one Sunday and provided free meals to First Responders.

    1. Manybar Goatfish

      Currently an agnostic? That sounds subject to change. What would possibly change your mind? Some godlike chicken, maybe?

  12. Eat More Chicken

    I was just in Vegas, and didn’t care for the food on the strip the prices and service were awful, everywhere.
    I ate $12.00 turkey sandwiches for two days before I had enough and took a cab to Chick Fil A
    If Chick Fil A opens a location on the Strip it would be awesome but I would like them to stay closed on Sundays and avoid becoming a Sin City casualty.


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