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Chick-Fil-A Continues Its Seattle-Area Infiltration

Controversy, schmontroversy

Chick-fil-A is on a roll in western Washington, setting up shop in Tacoma, Lynnwood, Bellevue, and Vancouver in the past year or so. Now comes word the fast food chain will bring its popular fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries to Kirkland at 124th and Totem Lake Boulevard, reports The Seattle Times. There’s also a location in the works for Puyallup for early 2017, and even more franchises are expected to be announced soon.

Chick-fil-A remains red-hot, even in the liberal bastion of Cascadia, despite president Dan Cathy's history of anti-gay bigotry; Cathy was quoted saying he and his company support "the biblical definition of the family unit," and for a while the business was giving money to causes that opposed same-sex marriage. Cathy backed down from these sentiments when a media shitstorm descended upon him.

None of that stopped the Bellevue franchise — the state’s first Chick-fil-A since a Bellingham branch shuttered in 2011 — from drawing massive lines and snarling traffic after it opened last April. To date, no locations in Seattle proper have been announced.