Chick-Fil-A looking to open in West Babylon; public hearing set for Feb. 7


Chick-Fil-A is preparing to demolish an existing building in West Babylon’s Great South Bay Shopping Center and construct a 5,000-square-foot chicken sandwich hot spot in its place, according to a town document.

Babylon Town issued the notice ahead of a Feb. 7 public hearing on the proposed chicken fast food restaurant. Community members will be able to weigh in their opinions at the hearing, which will be a video conference broadcast live by the town on its official YouTube channel.

The town’s notice shows that the proposal calls for a 98-seat dining room with additional outdoor seating for 24 guests. Like most of the chain’s Long Island restaurants, the proposed West Babylon location plans call for a drive-thru.

Port Jefferson, Smithtown, Commack, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Westbury and Garden City are home to Long Island’s seven existing Chick-Fil-A joints.

The company’s website said the franchise has more than 2,400 restaurants across 47 states and Washington D.C. Headquartered and founded in Georgia, the franchise’s history dates back to 1967.

A Chick-Fil-A may also soon land in Riverhead. Last month, Riverhead Town’s planning board reviewed site plans calling for a Chick-Fil-A as part of a four-restaurant development.

The Town of Huntington Town Board back in April also hosted a public meeting for a proposed Chick-Fil-A, but no action has been taken.

Top photo: Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich courtesy of Chick-Fil-A press room web page.