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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chick-fil-A Creeps Closer to S.F. With New Walnut Creek Restaurant

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM

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Dozens of people camped out overnight to celebrate the opening of Walnut Creek's new Chick-fil-A, reports SF Weekly's news blog The Snitch. Apparently, the first 100 people to claim a wristband and keep their place in line overnight received coupons for 52 free meals. The fast food chain inspired protests a few months back for president Dan Cathy's anti-gay remarks; now, in light of Tuesday's election, maybe some figure a year of chicken eating will be enough to counteract the legalization of marriage in several states and the reelection of pro-gay President Barack Obama. Or maybe they just really, really like the fried chicken sandwiches.

See also:

- Mayor Ed Lee Fries Chick-fil-A on Twitter

Cathy's remarks earlier in the summer inspired S.F. Mayor Ed Lee to Tweet that he was "very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone," and then warned the chain not to come any closer to the city:

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No word on what the mayor plans to do now that the fast food chain has crept a mere 25 miles away.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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