When the first two Chick-fil-A restaurants opened in Las Vegas (or the general vicinity), Sin City went nuts.
The flood of pent-up demand for the chain’s glorious chicken sandwiches in Nevada caused traffic jams and was a brutal time for Chick-fil-A team members. Teams of off-duty police officers did crowd control and directed traffic.
The honchos at Chick-fil-A apparently decided to avoid the crush of customers with it’s third restaurant in Vegas. The new location, across from Palace Station, sidestepped the hype and has deftly managed to balance tons of business with short wait times, an easier pace for staffers and, well, sanity.
Despite the lack of hysteria at the new Chick-fil-A, we understand from an employee, “We’re still hitting the numbers.” Chick-fil-A is the most profitable fast food chain in the country, by the way.
The third Chick-fil-A in Las Vegas will look very familiar to those who have visited the existing locations. The floorplan is exactly the same at all three locations.
The one difference at the Rancho Drive and Sahara Ave. location is the absence of a children’s play room. This small change is about the only thing that could make a Chick-fil-A even better.
And having Chick-fil-A in town is about the only thing that could make Las Vegas better.
Despite the newest Chick-fil-A opening recently (March 30, 2017), the overtime cops have already been dismissed, and team members are delivering meals in three to five minutes, tops, whether inside the restaurant or in the drive-through (60% of a Chick-fil-A’s business).
It’s expected there will eventually be 10 Chick-fil-A locations in Las Vegas over the next few years. We anticipate giving every single one the once-over. At the very least. The sacrifices we make for you.
Enjoy more photos from both before the Chick-fil-A opening and the just-after opening. Because, for some, Chick-fil-A isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a fetish. Which, by the way, isn’t necessarily sexual. A fetish can also be “an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers.” So, let’s just say it’s that second thing so we don’t get blacklisted.
Chick-fil-A at Rancho and Sahara