We learned in February that a brand new Chick-fil-A was coming to Machesney Park. It's now looking like it may open sooner than expected.

On Friday (6/18/21), the Village of Machesney Park announced that construction has now begun on a second area Chick-fil-A location. When the project was announced in February, the belief was that it would happen sometime in the next twenty-four months.

Good News Chick-fil-A fans

If construction has already begun, I'd say it will be open way before that 2-year timeline.

Where's the NEW Chick-fil-A being built?

The restaurant is being built on the southeast corner of Alpine and Rt. 173/West Lane Road.

Destination Machesney via Facebook

Chick-fil-A opened their first restaurant in Rockford in January 2014, at 280 N Perryville Road. It sure would be nice if this new location would take away some of that awful drive-thru traffic at the location in Rockford.

The new location will be on the southeast corner of Alpine and West Lane Rd (Highway 173).

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The construction announcement was delivered via a Facebook post from, Destination Machesney. According to their page, Destination Machesney is a social media campaign that highlights the attractions, special offers, and promotions provided by Machesney Park businesses.

 

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