The BPD and City of Billings are directing traffic in and around the new Chick-Fil-A in Billings Thursday.
It takes a police escort to get a parking spot at the new restaurant. And, be prepared to wait if you chose the drive-thru, traffic is wrapped around the outside of the building with tens of dozens in line.
It may be one of the most anticipated events lately in Billings. The new Chick-Fil-A officially opens Thursday and a large all-day crowd is expected to get a bite of their chicken sandwich.
Construction on the new restaurant started in the summer of 2022. An opening date was originally set for late fall but was moved to early 2023.
And, in fact, the doors to the newest Chick-Fil-A will open Thursday, to what is expected to be, a large number of patrons and large crowds throughout the day.
One of the hot topics and concerns surrounding the new Chick-Fil-A is traffic. The store shares the same parking lot with Planet Fitness and has a drive-thru.
It is a busy intersection near the West End King Avenue Wal-Mart.
Drivers are being asked to be courteous and aware of others for the first few weeks until a normal traffic flow is established.