The north side of Springfield is getting a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
An official with Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A confirmed store plans at Glenstone Avenue and Kearney Street and provided a statement to Springfield Business Journal.
"We look forward to working through the approval process with the city of Springfield and are excited by the prospect of joining this neighborhood in early 2024," the statement reads. "We hope to have the opportunity to serve new guests delicious food in an environment of genuine hospitality.”
The statement indicated the restaurant would be located at 2355 N. Glenstone Ave., a site adjacent to the Whataburger restaurant nearing completion at the southwest corner of the intersection. The vacant Springfield Inn was demolished at the corner to make way for the developments.
The restaurant would become the third stand-alone Chick-fil-A in Springfield, along with locations at 425 W. Sunshine St. and 3700 S. Glenstone Ave. The company also has eateries inside Battlefield Mall and the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University, according to its website. Beyond Springfield, the closest Chick-fil-A is in Branson.
A building permit on file with the city of Springfield indicates Chicago-based Chipman Design Architecture is designing the project. An estimated cost is not listed in the permit.
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