Chick-fil-A on SE 29th St. will be closed during construction
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
One popular fast-food restaurant is planning a new location in Midwest City. And another is undergoing a major remodeling project.
Whataburger plans to build a new restaurant at 5925 SE 15th St., near the Regal Warren Theatre. The new restaurant will be located on the last vacant property along SE 15th St. in the Sooner Rose shopping center.
“I’m glad they’re coming here, and they will do incredibly well in front of the $20 million movie theatre,” said Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. “It’s good to have that corner lot (SE 15th St. and Buena Vista Ave.) filled and bring jobs to the area.”
The 3,505-square-foot building is projected to cost $1.4 million according to a building permit.
The new restaurant will be the company’s second location in Midwest City. Whataburger opened its current Midwest City location at 2914 S. Douglas Blvd. in 2012, according to online county property records.
Chick-fil-A is planning a $2.2 million remodel project for its location at 7331 SE 29th St. The project is expected to include the dining room and drive-thru areas.
“Chick-fil-A 29th and Town Center is planning to undergo a remodel to make overall updates and improvements to the restaurant to better and more efficiently serve our guests,” according to a Chick-fil-A spokesperson.
The restaurant will be closed during construction. Thursday, Aug. 10 is the last day it will be open with construction expected to begin Saturday, Aug. 12.
“The restaurant plans to reopen later this year, assuming there are no delays,” according to a Chick-fil-A spokesperson. “Chick-fil-A 29th & Town Center looks forward to remaining a part of the Midwest City community and continuing to serve our customers with great food and remarkable service.”
Chick-fil-A opened its Town Center location in 2007. The store was expanded in 2015 and remodeled in 2019, according to online county property records.
The company added a second location at 5705 SE 15th St. in 2020.