Chick-fil-A Restaurant to Open Soon in Crystal Lake

The popular restaurant is targeted to open Aug. 9.


If you think you're seeing cow spots, you may be right.

Construction of the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4812 Route 14 in Crystal Lake is nearly completed, and the company intends to open the fast-food restaurant sometime around Aug. 9, said Brenda Morrow, public relations coordinator for Chick-fil-A store openings. 

More information about the opening of the chain location should be forthcoming in the next two weeks, Morrow said.

The restaurant replaces the former Hooters restaurant, located in front of Menard's along Route 14. The Hooters buidling, originally a Hardee's restaurant, was leveled, and Chick-fil-A has built a brand new store in its place.

Chick-fil-A specializes in preparing a variety of chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, salads, sandwich wraps, breakfast biscuits with eggs and bacon, milk shakes, and ice cream sundaes.

The restaurant's renown "cow campaign" features advertisements of cows, armed - or hoofed - with paint brushes, holding signs that read, "Eat more chicken." 

L. Poindexter August 04, 2012 at 11:09 PM
But I would like to take offense at your use of the word "hate," disagreeing with someone or their lifestyle is not hate. Other than that, I agree politics should have NOTHING to do with where you eat or where you shop.
L. Poindexter August 04, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Can someone please explain to me how typing a rebuttal to someone whose post you disagree with is "inciting an argument?" Isn't the purpose of the message board to express an opinion?
Greg S August 09, 2012 at 05:08 PM
You can boycott all you want. This chain restaurant will do just fine without you. And who will you really be hurting. Not Mr Cathy, but the franchisee and his or her employees who for all you know could have the same beliefs as you. Or could even be gay. Mr Cathy did nothing wrong. Question asked and question answered. Is there a big sign out front chick that says no gays allowed. NO!! Get over yourselves.
B. Smith August 09, 2012 at 07:45 PM
On way to Chick-fil-A to support free speech & my right and everyone's right to our 1st Amendment, even the right to rejoice one is still married to the same person and believes marriage is between 1 man and one woman.  I'm supporting everyone's right to openly discuss whether we should change the definition of marriage, would it create a healthy society, and if the government should be involved.   It is not about being homophobic, Christophobic, homophobia nor Christophobia.   A tasty day ahead! 
Sifodyas78 August 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM
It seems Christians are losing their rights in this country. Well guess what... Dan Cathy has a RIGHT to his beliefs, whether you think so or not. He also has a RIGHT to voice his beliefs and values. The same right that allows you to post your prejudice comments on this website allows Christians to express themselves also.


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