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Chick-fil-A bringing 2 more restaurants to Southern Nevada

A popular Southern chicken restaurant chain is firming up plans for its local debut.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A said Thursday that it has confirmed two additional sites in Southern Nevada for its restaurants, bringing the planned total to three now in the works.

Company officials didn’t offer details on specific addresses, but they said one is in Henderson, the other in Las Vegas.

The announcement comes two months after Chick-fil-A confirmed plans to enter the market. The company went before Henderson’s Planning Commission on June 11 with a request for a design review of an eatery at Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road.

Executives reaffirmed on Thursday their plan to open eight to 10 Southern Nevada stores in the next five years, with the first in late 2016 or early 2017.

Chick-fil-A is one of the nation’s fastest-growing chains, but until now it has bypassed Nevada, landing in California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.

Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in Atlanta in 1967 and has posted 47 straight years of sales growth.

Financial services consultant Janney said in 2014 that the chain consumed 26 percent of the nation’s fast-food chicken sector in 2013, up from 9 percent in 1999 and ahead of KFC’s 22 percent.

Chick-fil-A has more than 1,900 locations in 42 states. Companywide sales totaled nearly $6 billion in 2014.

Contact Jennifer Robison at jrobison@reviewjournal.com. Follow @_JRobison on Twitter.

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