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Chick-fil-A Embarks Upon Expansion Streak

The chain is opening locations from Louisville to Las Vegas.

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Chick-Fil-A appears to be on the quite the expansion spree. According to The Courier-Journal, the Georgia-based chicken chain is in the midst of opening 88 new stores this year, bringing its nationwide total to 2,000 restaurants. Eater Vegas reports that Chick-fil-A plans to open eight to 10 restaurants in Las Vegas by 2020. The chain will also increase the number of restaurants it has in Louisville, Kentucky from three to five this summer. The Dayton Daily News writes that Ohio may get a few new Chick-Fil-A restaurants, too

Chick-fil-A has its eyes set on urban expansion as well. In March, the chain revealed it will open its first New York City location (not located within a NYU dining hall) in 2015. The company also has plans in the works to open in other major cities. USA Today writes that Chick-fil-A aims to "quickly expand" its presence in cities like Chicago and Los Angeles; the chain already has restaurants in both cities.

While Chick-fil-A started off as a regional restaurant, it has grown into a national name brand. In 2013, it managed to overtake competitor KFC as the chicken restaurant with the highest market share. However, KFC has a strong international presence while Chick-fil-A only has stores in the United States. Eater has reached out to Chick-fil-A for more information.