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First New Iberia Chick-fil-A set to open in December

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 10:34:30-05

Starting early next month, Chick-fil-A will officially open its first New Iberia location.

The store has been under construction for the past few months on E Admiral Doyle Drive. The restaurant will have its opening celebration on December 4 and December 5, 2019.

The company says that if guests are one of the first 100 people in line on grand opening morning, they'll receive free food.

Chick-fil-A Operator Austin Milke grew up in Lafayette and Chick-fil-A says that he is thrilled to be returning "home" with the opening of this new restaurant. The business will be adding over 100 new jobs to New Iberia.

The line for the promotion at the new location opens at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Milke will award a free year supply of Chick-fil-A to the first 100 eligible adults in line on grand opening morning. The awarding will take place before 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

The 5,000-square-foot restaurant has been designed to enhance all aspects of a guest’s experience from the drive-thru to the counter to in-restaurant dining.

Highlights include:

  • Dual-lane drive-thru merging into a single pick-up point that can handle upwards of 200 cars an hour. The location also has environment-controlled canopies to further enhance the outside face-to-face ordering experience, along with Chick-fil-A mobile ordering parking for an additional guest convenience.
  • Heritage restaurant design that showcases a vintage-inspired interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and drop pendant lighting.
  • 108-seat dining room with a two-story indoor playground and free Wi-Fi, along with a 16-seat outdoor patio.
  • Full-service menu with a variety of healthy and dietary options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sunday.