Just over a year ago, I wrote about the fabulous potential of the world’s greatest fast food chain finally making its way up the east coast and coming to upstate New York. In that year, Chick-fil-A did announce its newest New York locations, but in places that are quite a distance away from the Capital Region.
Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and Rochester were apparently gunnin’ for one more than we were here in Halfmoon, until today when the not-so-international Albany International Airport announced it will be opening up the region’s first Chick-fil-A in early 2018.
So, obviously this is AMAZING news. For people who love Chick-fil-A, you probably admit to making your travel plans based on where you can go that’ll have one in the neighborhood. We’ve all been there before once you’ve tasted the sweet goodness of their crispy chicken, waffle fries and unforgettable Chick-fil-A sauce.
And you know all of those complaints on the internet for people who are blessed with the restaurant but complain when it’s closed Sundays? For us, we’ll gladly take that one day off if it means the other six days of the week there’s a Chick-fil-A nearby, duh.
Except, there is one tiny detail that makes this news just a tiny bit depressing for us upstaters: the Chick-fil-A will be inside the security checkpoint.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Chick-fil-A is now officially the rich man’s fast food. This means there will be no casual stops inside the airpot during your lunch break. Instead, you better factor in the price of a plane ticket into your meal if you’re going to be able to access it.
Sorry, suckers! Lucky for me, my mama works for the airlines so not only do I fly for free, but I can now fly for free AND eat Chick-fil-A whenever I want. For the rest of you, ya better start saving up for that next big trip, and you have until March 2018 to do it.
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