Chick-fil-A is set to open in York City next month, and another location, in Springettsbury Township, is still in the works.

The 4,736-square-foot restaurant at 922 Loucks Road is almost finished and will open on Thursday, April 11, according to plans submitted to the city.

Opening at the site of the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, it will be the chicken chain's third location in York County.

The Atlanta-based company received approval from the York City Council in September to tear down the old Lone Star to make room for a single-story restaurant with 117 indoor seats, 16 seasonal outdoor seats and a drive-thru.

In addition to the new York City location, Chick-fil-A also operates stores in Shrewsbury and the West Manchester Mall. A fourth York County location is being planned for Springettsbury Township.

Township supervisors approved land development plans in November for the company to build a new restaurant at the York Mall.

To make room for the new restaurant, the last remaining Blockbuster in York County, at 2801 E. Market St. No. 3, will be demolished, township officials said.

The video store closed at the end of 2012.

Construction on the new Chick-fil-A will begin once all the building plans are reviewed, said John Holman, township manager.

He couldn't confirm a specific start date for construction or targeted opening for the restaurant.


Chick-fil-A didn't return calls seeking comment.

As of March, the chain operates more than 1,700 restaurants throughout 39 states and Washington, D.C. And the company plans to open 85 stand-alone restaurants and 17 licensee locations this year, according to the company website.

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