The campus Chick-fil-A has extended its dining hours from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. on weekdays.
Director of Operations Michael Dahl wrote in an email that the restaurant will remain closed on Sundays.
Dahl hopes the new restaurant hours will provide another late night food option for students.
“This will offer more flexibility and provide an additional place to eat that is close to home and safe,” Dahl wrote.
Most students said they like the extended hours.
“I just think it gives you another venue to choose from,” said Sam Koehler, a sophomore sociology major. “Students are up late all the time, and get hungry after 10 p.m.”
Koehler said she thinks students that are frequently up late will appreciate the extended hours.
Other students like Brian Graf, a junior entrepreneurial management major, like the new hours but also plan to stay away from the restaurant on Friday nights.
“I feel like there’s going to be a ton of people there Friday nights,” Graf said. “I like that they’re open later, because everyone eats past midnight. But with people coming back on Friday nights, I think it’s going to be packed.”
Dahl wrote that the old 1873 Sports Grill and Café averaged about 300 transactions per night, but the whole concept and operation of Chick-fil-A is entirely different.
“We wanted to open in a controlled way to ensure both TCU and Chick-fil-A’s success,” Dahl wrote. “Our goal has always been to bring late night back.”
Dahl wrote that the restaurant will continue to run normal operating standards regarding the menu, despite the longer hours.