A new fast food chain will open its doors to the community Jan. 31.
The 11th Chick-fil-A in Washington is located on Southcenter Parkway and will provide another option for residents and those passing through Tukwila.
In previous Chick-fil-A grand openings around the area, traffic impact has been a concern for community members.
According to Rachel Bianchi, deputy city administrator for the city of Tukwila, the city has a plan in place to combat traffic.
She said the city is working with Chick-fil-A to facilitate bringing in off-duty officers for the grand opening to keep things running smoothly.
This specific location features a double drive-thru with a queuing area for up to 34 vehicles, which Bianchi said should mitigate some of the issues associated with the increase in traffic in the area.
For the restaurant itself, Chick-fil-A will host its First 100 Celebration Jan. 30, the day before the restaurant officially opens.
During the celebration, the first 100 adult participants will have the opportunity to win a digital offer card that has a one year supply of Chick-fil-A loaded onto it, according to a press release from Chick-fil-A.
Community members interested in the First 100 celebration are asked not to arrive before 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The event will run for 12 hours from 6 p.m. and run until 6 a.m. Thursday.
To participate in the First 100 celebration, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Openings to see a complete list of eligible zip codes and rules.
The Southcenter location will feature a 5,000 square foot building with a dining room available for 120 guests. An indoor play area for children and free Wi-Fi is also available to patrons.
The restaurant is scheduled to open for business beginning at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 31.
For more information on this location or to apply to an open position, visit https://cfasouthcenter.com/.