Chick-Fil-A Reopens After 2.5-Month Remodel In Glen Burnie


The Glen Burnie Chick-fil-A just reopened. The fast-food restaurant, pictured above on Monday, underwent a 2.5-month remodel. (Patch Contributor)

GLEN BURNIE, MD - The Glen Burnie Chick-fil-A reopened recently after a 2.5-month remodel.

The fast-food restaurant closed on May 18. It was open again by Aug. 3.

The most controversial change was the removal of the kids' play area. Customer Erica Connell said she hadn't seen the play zone open since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck.

Customers applauded the redesigned drive-thru and parking lot, however. 

"The drive thru looks great. Can't wait to try it on a busy day to see the new efficiency,"  Richard Legendre said on Facebook. "But my youngest will be devastated that the play area is gone. She was hoping it would reopen with the remodel. But I see most Chick-fil-A locations have eliminated them." 

The reworked drive-thru has awnings and two lanes for ordering and retrieving food. (Patch Contributor)

There used to be a single point to enter and exit the main shopping center parking lot. Now, there's a dedicated entry point to the Chick-fil-A lot and a separate, two-lane exit from the restaurant to the main shopping center lot.

The drive-thru previously had two order lanes that converged into one pick-up lane. Now, there are two order lanes and two pick-up lanes.

Both sides of the drive-thru also have new awnings with fans to cool customers and workers.

Customer Justin Jay is a fan of the reworked parking lot. He said the previous layout was challenging.

"Trying to get in and out with a 2 lane wide circle around the building sucked," Jay said on Facebook. "Also seems like fast food places in general are all moving towards drive thru only or drive thru dependant buildings." 

The remodel removed the kid's play area. (Patch Contributor)

Chick-fil-A is located at 6709 Ritchie Highway inside The Centre At Glen Burnie.

The restaurant is still hiring for associate and team lead positions. Interested applicants can learn more here.

Customers can follow the Glen Burnie Chick-fil-A on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

The restaurant is open Mondays through Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Like all Chick-fil-A locations, it's closed on Sundays.

The phone number is (410) 590-9484. 

This franchise operator is Billy McGrath.

More information and online orders are available here.

The ordering counter is shown above. (Patch Contributor)
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