Chick-fil-A reveals site plans for Farmingville location


A Chick-fil-A is in the works for Farmingville — and we just got a peek at what it could possibly look like.

Spokespeople on behalf of Chick-fil-A stood before the Brookhaven Town Planning Board on June 5 to discuss the site plans for the project.

The approximate 4,776-square-foot location is proposed for an unused portion of Expressway Plaza Shopping Center off County Road 83. The restaurant would be built in front of the new Burlington clothing store and adjacent to the recently remodeled Burger King.

The plans include two drive-thrus, each with a 14-car queue.

John Martinez, development manager of Chick-fil-A, said they plan on using the “latest and greatest technology” when it comes to servicing both lanes. To do this, instead of using a traditional pickup window there will be a sliding door where employees can walk food out to each lane.

“This is something that is being introduced throughout the country, even here on Long Island,” said Martinez. “It really reduces the drive-thru queues.”

The current plans allow for 70-80 seats indoors, as well as about 28 outdoors.

After hearing the plans, members of the Planning Board unanimously voted to place the matter on their decision calendar.

Long Island now counts eight Chick-fil-A locations, including restaurants in Port Jefferson Station, Smithtown, and Garden City. The company is phasing in new eateries and recently announced plans to branch out to West Babylon, Riverhead and Levittown. Chick-fil-A opened its newest location on the island in Huntington Station this winter.

The site plans for the Chick-fil-A in Farmingville. (Credit: Brookhaven Town Planning Board)
The site for the proposed Chick-fil-A location in Farmingville. (Credit: Nicholas Esposito)

Feature photo: Chick-fil-A in Port Jefferson Station (Facebook)