Two New Chick-Fil-A Locations Set To Open In San Diego

March 1, 2023

Two new locations of super popular, Georgia-based fast-casual chicken chain Chick-Fil-A are in the works for San Diego County. 

Founded by S. Truett Cathy in Hapeville, GA, in 1961, Chick-Fil-A now has nearly 3,000 locations around the United States and Canada, including 16 branches sited around San Diego County. Chick-Fil-A was the first national restaurant chain to make a fried chicken sandwich its primary menu item. With an ethos based on its late founder's Southern Baptist beliefs, the company's conservative opposition to same-sex marriage has been the subject of public controversy, although the company has allegedly begun to loosen its stance on this issue in recent years.

Chick-Fil-A has secured new site to construct a 3,932-square-foot restaurant on Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, which is currently in development. The company also recently took over a nearly 6,000 square-foot building that last housed an Islands Restaurant location within La Jolla Village Square on Nobel Drive in La Jolla. While the La Jolla branch is expected to have a drive-thru window, the Carlsbad Branch will not, being the city no longer allows them. 
Artistic rendering of Chick-Fil-A Carlsbad location.
Chick-Fil-A will open at 5850 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad later this year, with the branch at 3351 Nobel Drive in La Jolla not expected to open until early 2024. For more information, visit