Chick-fil-A has purchased a 1.5-acre site on Burbank Drive, near Ben Hur Road, for nearly $1.3 million.
The Atlanta-based dining chain bought the land in a deal that was filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court on Friday. The seller was Burtelle LLC, a Metairie-based group controlled by some of the heirs of the late local auto dealer Price LeBlanc.
The land is in front of a 125,000-square-foot, Rouses-anchored shopping center Eisenberg Co. is building at Burbank and West Lee Drive. New Orleans-based Atomic Burger is also planning a nearby restaurant in front of the shopping center.
Chick-fil-A has seven restaurants in metro Baton Rouge, along with licensed locations at the LSU and Southern University student unions. A restaurant at 2119 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales is set to open soon, according to the company website.