Construction has started on the first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant in Denham Springs, at 2341 S. Range Ave. near Interstate 12.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in December and will feature amenities such as dual drive-through lanes, free Wi-Fi and an indoor playground. About 80 people will work at the restaurant.

The location will be the eighth Chick-fil-A in metro Baton Rouge. The Georgia-based chain is set to open 88 restaurants across the U.S. in 2014. In April, a Chick-fil-A opened at 15055 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.

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