Chick-fil-A Plans New Drive-Thru Location Near Newtown Bypass

The popular fast food eatery is looking to build a new location in Newtown Township.

The plans for the site near the Newtown Bypass.

The popular Chick-fil-A in Newtown Township is looking to fly the coop, according to a zoning document recently submitted.

Chick-fil-A chain is proposing to establish a new drive-thru restaurant at the closed TD Bank branch that sits along Upper Silver Lake Road and Newtown-Yardley Road in the township.

Newtown Equities LLC, the developer behind the project, has submitted a zoning application seeking multiple variances to accommodate the new 6,110-square-foot establishment on the 3.21-acre site.

The proposed location is positioned near the Newtown Bypass and diagonally across from the recently approved Wawa.

The township’s current zoning regulations would require several variances for the new fast food joint, including permission for drive-thru service, setbacks, and signage allowances, according to the application.

Newtown Township Supervisor John Mack informed residents of the plans Monday morning through his newsletter.

The existing Chick-fil-A location at the Newtown Shopping Center has led to traffic congestion during peak hours.

It is unclear if the Newtown Shopping Center location on West Road would close or both would operate.

The Newtown Township Planning Commission is set to review the application at its meeting on Tuesday evening. They will submit an advisory recommendation to the Newtown Township Bboard of Supervisors.

The Zoning Hearing Board will conduct a review at their meeting on Thursday, May 2.

Chick-fil-A already operates a location near Sesame Place along Oxford Valley Road in Middletown Township. It has plans to build a second location on East Lincoln Highway, near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, in Middletown Township due to the chain’s popularity.

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