By Steve Beauregard
It has a cult-like following, a larger chunk of the fast food chicken market than KFC, and millions of loyal fans who devour the restaurant’s tender breaded chicken sandwiches and famous waffle fries.
And it’s now in Las Vegas.
The popular national chain with over 2,000 locations in 43 states has opened three Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Las Vegas area, with more on the way.
Two of the restaurants opened on January 25, 2017, with very long lines, and lots of happy customers. The third, northern location opened on March 30, 2017.
You can get Chick-Fil-A at one of 3 Las Vegas locations
Las Vegas Chick-fil-A Locations
Closest Chick-fil-A to Las Vegas Strip (Red dot on map)
The newest of the three Las Vegas Chick-Fil-A’s, this restaurant is on the northeast corner of the intersection of W. Sahara Avenue and S. Rancho Drive, catty-corner from the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
Opened on March 30, 2017, it’s officially called the Chick-Fil-A at Sahara and I-15, and you can see easily see the sign while driving on I-15.
Ground breaking and construction began on this Chick-fil-A building in late September 2016. It’s exact address is as follows:
2477 S. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV. 89102
Phone: (702) 252-4232
It is the closest Chick-fil-A to the Las Vegas Strip. In fact, it is just a little less than one mile east of the Strip and within a short drive or taxi/Uber fare to the SLS, Stratosphere and Circus Circus. (It’s 1.3 miles away from Circus Circus).
It’s also the closest Chick-Fil-A to downtown Las Vegas – just under 3 miles away from Fremont Street.
This Chick-Fil-A is open from 6:30 AM to 10 PM, Monday through Saturday. Like every other Chick-Fil-A in the country, the restaurant is closed on Sundays.
And just like other Chick-Fil-A’s you’ll find your delicious made-from-scratch menu items, fresh-squeezed lemonade, original dipping sauce (my favorite), and mouthwatering shakes.
(The three colored dots show you the three different Chick-Fil-A Las Vegas Locations.)
Other Las Vegas Chick-fil-A Locations
The two other Chick-fil-A restaurants opened together on the same day, January 25, 2017. They are located in to the south and east of Las Vegas and both serve the same delicious Chick-fil-A menu you’re used to. Both are also open early for breakfast.
One is in the Las Vegas city limits, while the other one is located in the Vegas suburb of Henderson.
Diamond Summit Plaza (Yellow dot)
This location, in the Diamond Summit Plaza shopping area, near the St. Rosa Parkway, is officially called the Chick-fil-A at Diamond Summit Plaza and is the southernmost Las Vegas Chick-fil-A.
It’s located just over a mile to the south and west of the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino and is taking the place where a Nacho Daddy used to operate.
9925 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV. 89183
Phone: (702) 684-6888
Stephanie Street & Warm Springs Road (Purple dot)
Officially called the “Chick-fil-A at Stephanie and Warm Springs Road” by the company, it’s located on N. Stephanie Street, just a few hundred feet from the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino.
460 N. Stephanie Street
Henderson, NV. 89014
Phone: (702) 684-6888
Both of these Henderson restaurants have seating for 122 customers inside, with additional outdoor patio seating. There are childrens’ play areas inside both restaurants. In addition, both have drive-through windows.
Chick-fil-A Las Vegas Hours
Like their cousin to the north on Sahara, both of these Chick-fil-A restuarants share the same operating hours:
Monday – Saturday: 6:30 AM to 10 PM
Future Chick-fil-A Las Vegas Locations
While the company is mum on where exactly, future restaurants will be located, they have publicly stated they plan to have between 8 to 10 locations in Las Vegas within the next five years. It’s unclear if there will be a Chick-fil-A on the Las Vegas Strip, but it seems unlikely, given both the cost to buy or lease Strip storefronts, and because of the company’s policy of letting employees have Sundays off of work.
The excellent Las Vegas food site, VegasEater.com, has reported that a 4th Chick-Fil-A location is eventually planned for a location on Las Vegas Boulevard, approximately two miles south of Mandalay Bay. The company, however, has not announced anything officially about that as of this writing.
* The Las Vegas locations are the first Chick-fil-A restaurants in the state of Nevada.
* According to AdWeek, Chick-fil-A is the nation’s most successful fast food restaurant, in terms of sales per store. On average, each restaurant has sales of $3.1 million per year.
Similar to In-N-Out, Chick-fil-A is privately owned. Unlike In-N-Out however, Chick-fil-A franchises out its restaurants. Currently there are over 2,000 Chick-fil-A franchises, and in 2015, those stores generated a combined $6 billion plus in sales. Pretty impressive for a company founded back in 1946 with one little restaurant.
It’s combination of over-the-top, friendly service (especially for a fast food joint), tasty, unique fried chicken flavor with pickle and soft bun, and decadent shakes has made Chick-fil-A even more successful than KFC, despite the fact KFC has many more locations and gets an extra day of sales. (All Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays).
(Photos courtesy of Jay Reed via Flickr.)