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Why Midtown Nashville’s New Chick-fil-A Has No Drive-Thru or Dining Room

It’s a brand new prototype for the wildly popular and controversial fast-food chicken behemoth

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Chick-fil-A [Official Photo]

Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based evangelist of the gospel of chicken sandwiches, opened a new version of its popular-yet-controversial fast food restaurant yesterday in Midtown — and there’s not a drive-thru line in sight.

That’s right, the new 4,200-square-foot corner spot at 1622 Church Street has no drive-thru and no dining room — because this spot is honing in on catering and delivery. The to-go only kitchen is designed to handle mass orders of chicken, and payment is only to be accepted in the form of credit or debit card.

They’re encouraging customers to take full advantage of the cash-free model and convenience by placing to-go orders on the Chick-fil-A mobile app or ordering single-meal orders to be delivered via DoorDash. There is still an option to walk up to a counter and order, but the food will have to be taken and eaten elsewhere.

Chick-fil-A plans to expand the prototype nationally in the next year. Chick-fil-A’s Church Street to-go focused location is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.