Nevada's first two Chick-Fil-A's are finally open for business
HENDERSON, Nev. (KSNV News3LV) —
The long awaited opening of the state's first two Chick-Fil-A's finally arrived on Thursday. At 6:00 a.m. the state's first two Chick-Fil-A locations opened their doors in Henderson.
One Chick-Fil-A stands at 460 N Stephanie St. and the other at 9925 S. Eastern Avenue. Both had lines of people out the door, cars wrapped around the corner and a police presence to control the high amount of traffic throughout the opening day.
The first customers to step inside were 200 campers at both locations that stayed overnight in tents and embraced freezing temperatures to win a free meal card. It contained 52 meals they could use throughout the year.
Fast forward to lunchtime and long lines of hungry customers came out prepared to wait hours to get a taste that is new to the state.
The wait was a lot short than expected due to an increased amount of staff serving all parts of the line.
Before Thursday, the closest Chick-Fil-A was in St. George, Utah.
To some Las Vegas residents, the grand opening will mark a historic moment on their taste buds because they've never had a Chick-Fil-A.
Others like Christina Lytle says Chick-Fil-A is bringing back a piece of home.
"Chick-fil-A is in Maryland so the last time I was there was last September..so it's been a little over a year," said Christina Lytle, Las Vegas Resident.
The restaurant chain says the opening of it's two locations will bring about 200 jobs to the Henderson area.