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Chick-fil-A Is Invading D.C. Today

The love-it-or-hate-it chicken chain opens a new location in Washington.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Chicken chain Chick-fil-A is opening its first stand-alone location in D.C. today.

The chicken sandwich and nugget purveyor is located at 3100 14th St. NW in the DCUSA development of Columbia Heights. The restaurant has a retro interior decorated with subway tiles, and featuring free wi-fi and 70 seats.

The restaurant, which tends to court controversy over its president's political views, clearly has its share of fans in D.C. as well, with lines outside the restaurant starting as early as yesterday. The first 100 people in line at any Chick-fil-A opening earn free chicken for a year. The restaurant is also collecting children's books to be donated to Harriet Tubman Elementary School today.

The restaurant has had many locations in the greater D.C. area for several years, and has had a presence in D.C. proper at times on some college campuses, such as Howard University and Catholic University.

Chick-fil-A, 3100 14th St. NW, website