A new Chick-fil-A could mean the demolition of this Worthington restaurant

Jack McLaughlin

Chick-fil-A is planning to add a new Worthington location, but it would mean the demolition of another local eatery.

According to documents filed with the City of Worthington, Chikc-fil-A is intending to purchase a parcel of land that is currently home to a Buca di Beppo restaurant. The eatery is located at 60 E. Wilson St.

Chick-fil-A does not have approval yet from the city. Most recently, a discussion of the project was tabled at a Jan. 12 meeting of Worthington’s Architectural Review Board. If given the go-ahead from the Board, the  proposal would then need to be approved by the Worthingon City Council.

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Chick-fil-A’s plans, which would demolish the existing restaurants, would result in a new, 5,028 square foot storefront with 74 seats inside, 16 seats outside and dual drive-thru lanes.

According to Chick-fil-A’s plans, which were submitted to the city of Worthington by the Akron-based GBC Design Group on Dec. 13, the property would be purchased in May of this year, although construction wouldn’t begin until the summer of 2026, with an preliminary opening set for February of 2027.

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