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Chick-fil-A opens for business in Washington Heights

Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) While many may think of tacos and margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, Washington Heights residents may be in the mood for fried chicken sandwiches thanks to the newly-opened Chick-fil-A.

The fast-food chain quickly built its outpost at the intersection of West 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The location was vacant for more than a year after the Chase bank left the site to move up the street to Wadsworth Avenue.

Chick-fil-A will bring approximately 100 new jobs — full-time and part-time positions — to the Heights, the company said, per NBC 4 New York.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to open the first Chick-fil-A in Washington Heights, a vibrant community that has been special to me since my childhood,” owner and operator Al Cuevas told NBC 4. “It is my hope that our restaurant serves as a place where our Team Members and guests feel so welcomed and cared for.”  

The Heights location will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as the chain is known for being closed on Sundays.

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