The country's most famous (and occasionally notorious) fried chicken chain, Chick-fil-A, is about to make its landing in Midtown Manhattan.

 

Specifically, NYC's first full-size Chick-fil-A will be located at 37th Street and Sixth Avenue. The two-story restaurant has been nearly a year in the making, which seems strange for a chain with over 2,000 locations but, as they found out, nothing really prepares you for this city.

 

From optimizing the line-standing experience to finding a space with two kitchens that can support their expected demand, this restaurant is expected to be busy well beyond the Herald Square lunch crowd.

 

New Yorkers will be able to taste the hand-breaded chicken sandwiches and fresh lemonade beloved across the South beginning Oct. 3. Until then, enjoy this sneak peek from today's media tour of the restaurant, including a behind-the-scenes look inside its kitchens.