Chick-fil-A Coming to Walnut Creek

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A chicken restaurant is spreading out far and wide these days, and construction of a new restaurant is well under way in Walnut Creek as can be seen by the photo above at the old concrete plant on N. Main St. Here’s what president Dan Cathy said about its support of traditional marriage:

“Well, guilty as charged.”

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

I’ve heard good things about the chicken at Chick-fil-A, but have never eaten there myself. This reminds me of the Palestinian Chicken episode on Curb Your Enthusiasm:

If you’re pro-gay marriage, would you ever check out Chick-fil-A? Has anyone ever eaten there? How’s the chicken?

  • Guest

    Have never eaten there and never will. Who wants to eat Bigot Chicken?

  • Elizabeth Mackey

    I don’t eat fast food, so no, and especially if that is what they stand for. I’m make my own chicken sandwiches!

  • LZ

    This chain has no place in WC or the greater Bay Area based on their idiotic anti-gay marriage stand. We don’t need to support businesses like this who support Prop 8. This is not what the Bay Area stands for!

  • Guest

    I think it’s silly that a private business owner’s beliefs should be relevant. I don’t know the world view of the people behind every business I frequent or product I use. I’m sure I could find something I disagree with in anyone’s beliefs or choices. But I don’t expect everyone to share my exact beliefs; that is ludicrous. Is the product good? Well, I’ve heard rave reviews. So, I’m happy to check it out and see for myself.

    • WalnutCreek Mommy

      The problem is he doesn’t keep it private he actively uses the company as a platform for his views. I have no problem with his “Moral” views. He is actually a bigot among other things. He just uses the church to bring people in. He fired a muslim employee that didn’t want to take part in the morning prayer. Is this a freedom? People need to educate themselves and not just read what the media wants you to see and hear. Look into it a little deeper. I am a Christian straight married woman but can’t see myself supporting this kind of company. Christians should spread love and the word not through discrimination.

  • Greenisgood

    So does Chevron belong in the bay area? They support fossil fuels…

  • http://twitter.com/LuccaRPG Niki Dinner

    While I disagree with their viewpoint, I’ll check it out. Boycotting it means that people will lose their jobs.

    • Ncabayarea

      Heaven for bid people stand up for what they think it the right thing. This is why we are all in trouble we all just go along with the corporate machine. Maybe we should fight for better jobs. Not jobs from Biggots.

    • JD

      It’s a perfectly fine location for a wide array of other fair, equality minded companies that would be FAR BETTER suited for our diverse community. As an example, In-N-Out Burger is an example of a “Christian based” company which at least does not promote hatred, intolerance, inequality and fund efforts to entrench regulated bigotry and discrimination into the law by denying LGBT citizens equal rights. We as consumers have to spend our money wisely with a strong social awareness and conscience by choosing to patronize businesses that do NOT discriminate.

  • http://twitter.com/LuccaRPG Niki Dinner

    I disagree with their views, but I’ll eat here. There’s people who will untimely work there that probably have nothing to do with this guy’s views, and they need to keep their jobs.

    • JD

      In other words, “sell-outs”?

  • Brandi

    I don’t think a fast food company has any business making such a bold statement about gay marriage, or anything religious or political. They should keep their closed-minded opinions to themselves.

    Personally, I believe that if two people love each other, they should be allowed to marry. End of story. I cannot support a company that does not support love and equality. I hope that many others feel the same way.

  • Kjay714

    Don’t want this in W.C. Gay or straight; don’t eat there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.tsui.925 Peter Tsui

    Never! I don’t support their so-called “moral values,” especially they choose to make their views known.

  • Aimless

    Normally I agree with what Greenisgood is saying – dig too deeply and EVERY major corporation has unethical business tactics, abysmal environmental records, etc. – and of course you can’t boycott everything.

    On the other hand, Chik-Fil-A has very publicly and deliberately drawn a line in the sand with this issue, meaning that if I do choose to do business with them now, it “says” a lot more than if I, say, pull into a Shell station to buy gas.

    Since I am “pro gay marriage” (or, as I like to think of it, “pro civil rights”) than no, I will not be eating there – even though it will be just a block from my office!

    • Mad Lib

      You also didn’t mention it’s not the endorsement that’s the problem, but when you give your money to chick-fil-a, you’re giving money to their financial contribution to anti-gay campaigns.

  • Ido2294

    Do you all know anything about the 1st Amendment? That is the greatest thing about our country. It’s a family run, religious based company (closed on Sundays) and they will be providing jobs in a down economy when unemployment is nearly 10%. I say, welcome to the Bay Area…and everything that it stands for, including free speech.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTBQKBHPWBLPSKNEUQITJL3BTY Rebecca R

      Nobody is denying them their right to free speech. But exercising your freedom of speech in a way that proclaims bias toward a particular group means the rest of us have the freedom to act accordingly in light of these beliefs in the form of a boycott.THAT makes America great, too.

    • JD

      They’re CLOSED on Sundays, exactly when the young kids/students they purport to employ are available and NEED work, so your rationale here is invalid!

  • JD
  • guest

    If people don’t want to hear what a private business man believes in his own personal life, then don’t ask them the questions with answers that might not agree with what one might want to hear. Only “Enquiring” minds want to know, and won’t leave it alone. I don’t believe everyone who disagrees with the “moral minority” is right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.tsui.925 Peter Tsui

      If you don’t like the fact that we won’t be spending money at that place, I’m sure they would welcome you to eat there everyday, well except Sunday :) Frankly, I think you are missing the point. This is about the freedom of choice. Chick-Fil-A chooses to support a cause. For those who disagree, myself included, we choose to vote with our wallets. I choose not to be ignorant, as well.

  • JohnPliler

    Chick-Fil-A has fairly tasty sandwiches and wraps… Looking forward to it…. If the liberals want to boycott…good for them. At least I don’t have to stand in line behind them waiting to order. I like the liberal concept of free speech… we have to listen to their point of view, but any views that are contrary to theirs is evil…

  • Seriously

    The people who say that a company doesn’t belong in the Bay Area… – are you kidding me?
    Chic Fil a has GREAT chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. — thats the only thing I care about.
    If I worried about what everyone was saying about races, religions, sexual preferences, gender… I wouldn’t shop anywhere, or buy any foreign products, or buy gas (some extremist groups kill americans and live in the same country… *see NONSENSE* ).
    Live and let live, everyone has their right to opinion and right to say what they want.
    Therefore, I will eat there. Its all about the chicken sandwich, I will buy gas, I will buy foreign products, I will keep my nose out of others business and opinions.
    The state of California banned gay marriage at one point. Did you stop driving on their roads or paying their taxes?

  • Chamber16

    They have no reason to be here… shame on WC for letting them reside in the East Bay. Shame.

    Here’s an inside perspective on those who support CF. Chick-Fil-A Doesn’t Need Our Help..These Idiots Do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8hdBdpI7XE&feature=player_embedded

  • Mad Lib

    Simply put: Chick-Fil-A donates to anti-gay organizations. So if you give them money, you’re giving money to their contributions. They can be as bigoted as they want, but boycott, in this case, simply means directly slowing down the money flow to anti-gay campaigns.