The first in Washington since a Bellingham branch at Western Washington University shut in mid-2011, Chick-fil-A returns to our state next Thursday, April 9, in Bellevue (785 116th Ave NE). The company has been out of site since Chick-fil-A's president Dan Cathy admitted he was "guilty-as-charged" when approached about the company's anti-gay marriage stance, thereby propelling a media shitstorm.
The Seattle Times reports that last April, Cathy stated he was going to quit making public statements on gay marriage and LGBT matters, suggesting he feels differently now. "The company has also put the brakes on its donations to anti-same-sex-marriage causes as the majority of states have embraced and legalized it," according to the Times.
In their new Bellevue location, Chick-fil-A says they will give the first 100 adults in line on grand opening morning free Chick-fil-A for a year. It plans to open in Tacoma on April 16 and in Lynnwood in early May. Still no word for if we'll see one in the Emerald City proper.