Chick-fil-A opens first Puerto Rico location

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Now you can get Chick-fil-A in Puerto Rico. 

The fast food chain opened its first location in the U.S. territory on Thursday, according to a press release. 

The new restaurant employs approximately 150 full- and part-time workers and is owned and operated by franchisee Caitlin Chavez, the release said. 

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"I am so grateful for the opportunity to open the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Puerto Rico and to contribute to the economic fabric of the island," Chavez said in a statement. 

Chick-fil-A opened its first location in Puerto Rico last week.  (Courtesy of Chick-fil-A)

"There are so many ways that we can show care to our Team Members, guests and the community, and I look forward to sharing a welcoming environment that mirrors what I’ve experienced in my journey as a Team Member to an Operator," Chavez added.

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Alongside the opening of its newest restaurant, Chick-fil-A announced that it has donated $200,000 to Banco de Alimentos Puerto Rico, a food bank that works to "alleviate hunger and improve nutrition of disadvantaged Puerto Ricans," according to the food bank’s website.

Aside from the typical Chick-fil-A menu, the Puerto Rico location will also serve coffee that is 100% locally grown and roasted in Puerto Rico, the press release said. 

Chick-fil-A Los Filtros will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will have its drive-thru open and carry-out available. Due to COVID-19, the restaurant will have limited indoor dining, the press release said. 

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Chick-fil-A first announced that it was opening a restaurant in Puerto Rico in December 2020, FOX Business previously reported. 

The chain plans to open between 10 and 15 restaurants in the next five years.

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