What’s coming, open, closed for KC-area restaurants and breweries in August 2019
The restaurant, at 8551 State Line Road, was going to shut down Aug. 8 and reopen in late September. But it now plans to shut down at 10 p.m. Aug. 22 and reopen seven weeks later, in early October. The franchisee said he needed two more permits before construction workers start the renovation.
“Chick-fil-A is going to go ahead and replace the 12-inch water main around the property,” said Forrest Swyden, the restaurant franchisee. “It runs directly below the current drive-thru lane.”
It will reopen with a remodeled dining room, a more efficient kitchen, and a new double lane drive-thru. The second drive-thru will be between the current drive-thru and State Line Road, cutting into the hill there.
“This is the highest-volume Chick-fil-A restaurant in the metro. About 4,800 people come through a day, about three cars a minute, and that’s a big opportunity that we absolutely love,” Swyden said. “But the kitchen in this building was never designed to do the volume we are doing.”
The Ward Parkway Center location opened in December 2006, the second Chick-fil-A to open in the metro. The first location opened in Olathe in mid-2006.
Swyden also has the Chick-fil-A in Mission, at 6039 Metcalf Ave., and will direct his customers to that location during the Ward Parkway Center remodeling.