The Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in east Vancouver’s Bennington neighborhood might expand its drive-thru capacity, according to a pre-application packet submitted to the city.
The restaurant at the northeast corner of Southeast 164th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard was the franchise’s first location in Clark County, and its opening day in 2016 drew large crowds. It’s still crowded with people craving chicken sandwiches.
The proposed project would lengthen a segment of the existing drive-thru along the north side of the property and widen it to two lanes with a combined “stacking space” for about 24 vehicles. The two lanes would merge after passing the ordering kiosks, leaving the remainder of the drive-thru unchanged.
A second Chick-fil-A opened earlier this year in a satellite building at Vancouver Mall, and its drive-thru features a two-lane section similar to the one described in the pre-app. Both franchises are owned by John Dombroski.
Chick-fil-A declined to comment.
The project, if it moves forward, would require reconfiguring and expanding the parking lot eastward to make room for the new doubled section. According to a site diagram submitted with the packet, the project would need to remove an old house at the east end of the parking lot that is home to an interior design center called Home Concepts.