This remodeled Chick-fil-A in Virginia Beach finally has an opening date

(Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Chick-Fil-A's Salem Crossing Facebook Page)
(Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Chick-fil-A’s Salem Crossing Facebook Page)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Nearly five months after it was torn down, the newly rebuilt and expanded Salem Crossing Chick-fil-A restaurant at 2013 Lynnhaven Parkway will reopen with the chain’s newest design on Dec. 12.

The new restaurant will feature a full-size dining room along with a two-lane drive-thru and canopies which will enhance customer experiences and improve restaurant efficiency, according to a news release.

Operator Brian Burnette said he is looking forward to reopening his business and welcoming back customers who will find an updated drive-thru process and parking lot along with a specific counter for Chick-fil-A app users.

The reopening of the Salem Crossing Chick-fil-A comes 21 years after it first opened in June 1997, according to the news release.

In all, 100 employees will work at the revamped location, including nearly 50 of Burnette’s original staff who worked at other locations during the rebuild.

Restaurant details

The nearly 5,000 square-foot rebuilt restaurant’s highlights include a:

  • dining room that seats 116 with a vintage-inspired interior, including a large gathering table made from reclaimed wood, light fixtures from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and peach baskets, and an interactive two-story, indoor play area, and outdoor seating for 14.
  • designated pickup counter for Chick-fil-A app customers.
  • full-service menu with a variety of healthy and dietary options, including breakfast until 10:30 a.m. Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Sundays.
  • two-lane drive-thru merging into a single pick-up point that can handle upwards of 200 cars an hour.

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