Bolingbrook Chick-Fil-A Opening Date Revealed

The fast food chain will open amidst local protest over remarks against same-sex marriage made by President Dan Cathy.

Chick-fil-A restaurant will open its doors on Sept. 6, according to the Chick-fil-A website

Bolingbrook's location will open shortly after a Chick-fil-A location opens in Crystal Lake (Aug. 9) and Oswego (Aug. 23). 

The Bolingbrook restaurant will open in a new building at 245 N. Weber Rd., in front of the  at the intersection of Weber and Boughton Road.

Construction for  new Chick-fil-A is on track to be complete next month as the fast food chain faces controversy over its president's public stance against same-sex marriage.

In support of Cathy's stance, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has organized "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." As of 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the day's Facebook page had garnered 3,505 likes. 

A protest is planned for the opening of the Oswego location. The Facebook page for that event can be found here. Patch will update with more information on other protests if planned. 

Bolingbrook Patch readers had plenty to say about the restaurant opening on the Bolingbrook Patch's Facebook page

Kristin Trakan No thanks. I support equal rights for my fellow citizens and will not give my money to a company that is actively funding groups who are working against equality. If you eat there, it's YOUR money that will now support THEIR bigotry. Sorry, I work too hard for my money to spend it without integrity. Not to mention the fact that it's junk food.

Heather Branz Paulsen I will be eating there cause last time I checked people in this country were entitled their own opinion. Although I believe in gay rights I don't judge others who don't. Feel free to boycott that's your right...I'm gonna eat chicken cause that's my right.

Sheri Lynn Daily Our family loves Chick Fil A not only for their delicious food but also for the exceptional customer service and the fact that they treat every customer with dignity and respect. More than anything though we stand with them 100%. We are Bible believing Christ followers in our household. We make every attempt to love our neighbors as ourselves in spite of any of our differences, but we cling to the Truth found in God's Word. So, are we excited about them opening on September 6th? Absolutely! We will be there standing in line offering our support. Also, we will be at another local CFA August 1st to say thank you to them for being willing to stand up for Biblical principles in a world that is intolerant of Christianity.

Kristin Trakan Pushing a Christian agenda on others is what is intolerant. Don't believe in gay marriage? Don't have one! Problem solved. It's not up to you and your personal beliefs to shape policy for the rest of us.

Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 01:06 PM
This who thing is terrible. Its not about HATE as people say, its about a sinful life style that not all people agree with. HATE THE SIN, NOT THE SINNER. Its about the bible and what it has to say about being gay, but GOD loves everyone, he hates the sin, ALL SIN. Chick-fil-a has the right to voice their opinion. Just like everyone else. I do not agree with gay married. I believe what the bible has to say, but don't call me a hater because of it. I think the people who are calling us haters are the ones who hate. I know plenty of gay people and they are very nice, but for me, I think they are lost but I don't hate or dislike them at all. MY OPINION.
Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Kristin, what about pushing the gay agenda? I am tired of that. That is an immoral act and is not right. Immorality is taking over our country and people seem to think it's ok. So you think it's ok to push the gay agenda and we can comment on the GOD'S agenda? Something is wrong with this picture
Chris July 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Laura. You couldn't of said it better..........its the same old problem People thinking their RIGHTS are being stomped on. Everyone has the right to speak and to voice. Just like we are doing here. Chickfila never said I dont want Gays in my restaurants He just said he doesn't support gay marriage. Simple. So the choices people make after that are simply that choices they are making. But to turn this into a heated issue is purely silly. Actually the work of EVIL. Just as the Gay agenda in allowed to be heard. So is GOD's agenda. Can't get more basic than that.
donna July 30, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I don't have a problem with gays or gay marriage. I also do not have a problem with those who do not agree with it.Everyone is free to voice their opinion. I think the issue that causes so much controversy is that those who do not agree with homosexuality calling it a sin (and I know it says so in the bible), tend to overlook all the OTHER sins in the bible, forgetting that they TOO are big sinners.
donna July 30, 2012 at 01:44 PM
People tend to pick and choose what SIN needs to be made a bid deal of. How come there's no one protesting these sins which are ALSO in the bible? Leviticus 25:44...it's OK to own slaves.....Exodus 21:7...it's OK to sell your daughters into slavery....Exodus 35:2 states that anyone working on the Sabbeth should be put to death......Shall I go on? Do you go shopping or out to eat on Sundays? Or are you too busy putting people to death for working on that day? If you're a woman with your period you are consider by the BIBLE to be unclean. Therefore you are not allowed to lay in your 'marraige bed' in fact you're not even suppose to be in the HOUSE for 7 days. So I'm pretty much guessing we are ALL sinners therefore we should be leaving the JUDGING to God. Matthew 7:1-5 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 'Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
Megan Smith July 30, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Being that we live in America, a free and equal opportunity country, Chick Fil A should be allowed to support whatever they want, just like Kraft (referring to the Oreo situation). People will always find something to protest and disagree with. I personally am for gay rights because they are normal people just like us. Also, Laura is absolutely correct. God DOES love everyone and hates ALL sin. So before you go discriminate against anyone think about the last time you said "Oh my God!" because that is using His name in vain which violates the 10 commandments. Have you had sex prior to being married? Most of us have, and if you have you have sinned. The smallest sins are just as big as the ones we define as terrible and wrong, such as raping a young girl. I am a rape survivor and I was enraged when I learned how God views all sin equally, considering the sins I've just mentioned. So, everyone needs to learn to be more accepting of other peoples' beliefs and stop being so high strung about EVERYTHING.
Candice W July 30, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Gay people should just go to Burger King and have a chicken sandwich "their way".
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I'm highly against same sex marriage and abortion!!! I guess that makes me a bigot? Not! Gay people get over it and get a real life!
Beth July 30, 2012 at 02:29 PM
I think people need to find something better to do than fight over Chicken......this is America people, as I support equality I do not attempt to push my views on anyone else....get over it. If you don't want to eat there, don't.....but dont' judge me if I do as I don't 'judge YOU!
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I'll eat there and support Chick-fil-a's views and donate money to their beliefs too! I only support equality to a certain point.
Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Look at the 10 commandments, your answer is there. If you want to live this way, they live on. Jesus came so that we can have life, life with him. Watch 180moive.com. It will change your life
Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 04:03 PM
You forget that FOR GOD SO LOVE THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON, WHO EVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PARISH BUT HAVE EVER LASTING LIFE. ALL sin is equal to GOD. Sexual immorality, lying, stealing, murder. etc. We will all stand before GOD on Judgement Day. That is why we need to repent. That day will come like a thief in the night, and when the trumpet sound, every knee will bow, but it will be to late for many to enter into the kingdom of GOD.
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Laura who should look at ten commandments? The gays?
Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I think the one's that should read them are the immoral one's and the ones that swayed away from religion!
Adrianne July 30, 2012 at 05:40 PM
What have we come to here in the U.S.? Every day we seem to be more divided and less tolerant. We've been split into interest groups by the political party which preaches tolerance but doesn't practice it! I am so tired of hearing that it's all right to be wealthy if you are a Kennedy who did nothing but inherit great wealth, or a Kerry who did nothing but marry it, but not if you are a Romney who worked for his fortune. It's OK to be a fat cat banker if you are contributing to the right party, but if not, protesters will be bussed to your homes, to protest on your front lawns and on your porches. It's OK for illegals to protest in our streets demanding their rights, but have a quiet peaceful protest for lower taxes, less government and more responsibility and you are demonized, called vile names, etc. Every ethnic group is pitted against the other, promised things that never materialize, and they never seem to be any happier. We all the the right to eat where we want, business should not have to prove they have the same values as the mayor, we should not be subjected to "kiss-ins" at restaurants. We're all people whose accomplishments are important and they are not more important or more equal because or our sexual orientation, the color of our skin, etc. We are guaranteed freedom of religion and speech and no one should be destroyed for stating what they believe!
Adrianne July 30, 2012 at 05:44 PM
My son worked in Atlanta for a while and told me how much he enjoyed eating at Chick-Fil-A. I can't wait to try their sandwiches, waffle fries and peach shakes! I have the opening date on my calendar and will be there hoping the food is as good as I've heard and that the employees are as nice as I've heard.
Child of GOD July 30, 2012 at 06:42 PM
If you live in sin, having sex before marriage, gay relationships, stealing, lying, etc we need to look at the 10 commandment. We have ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD. The only way to get forgivness from GOD is and we must repent and sin no more. 180movie.com
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Amen Laura! That's the new norm now, live in sin, same sex marriage and do what ever they want!
Francis M. Regan July 30, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I donate money to anti gay/ anti same sex marriage groups and pro life orginizations. Amen to freedom to spend money!
Virginia Suomi July 30, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Ginny This whole issue is a NON ISSUE ! There are only 8 States & Washington DC where same-sex marriage is legal. It is voted down time after time in the other states. Some states do recognize, but do not perform. A few more have civil unions. Looks to me as if the majority consider marriage - One man - One woman ! !
Troy July 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Y'know, I support gay marriage. I support the rights of homosexuals to have their civil union recognized as a 'marriage' by state and federal governments, and I feel it's progress that is allowing these individuals to be 'married' in certain states. But ya know what else I believe in and support even more? Freedom of speech and democracy, or specifically the democratic system. Chick-Fil-A and their executives are allowed to have their own opinion on what is 'right' and what is 'wrong'. No amount of legislature is going to make someone suddenly abandon their morals and embrace something they firmly believed to be 'twisted'. And as they aren't forcing their beliefs on other people (Because no one wants that *cough*), that's okay! Democracy is also quite wonderful, and while I don't agree with the majority of individuals that have voted down same-sex marriage legislation time and time again, I have to respect their opinions and desires. It's not perfect, but that's how the system works. But above all this there's one thing I believe in even more: My politics and my dinner shouldn't have anything to do with one another. So while I disagree with Chick-Fil-A's 'views', I agree whole-heartedly with their recipe for chicken, and the latter is all I look for in a chicken provider. If I weren't moving out of the area I'd be at the opening of this facility to enjoy their delicious spicy chicken sandwich.
Tyler Durdin July 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Freedom of speech, chic is entitled to their own opinion and express it, anyone is entitled to make a decision whether to eat their or not...USA last time Iooked is a free country(with certain limitations, of course).
Lettuce July 31, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Well said, Troy. And I will enjoy a spicy chicken sandwich for you!!!!!
Lettuce July 31, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Judge not lest ye be judged. Live your life according to your own values, morals and beliefs and be the best person you can possibly be. God will take care of the others' judgements. Actually, it's an insult to God to try and do his work for him. He can handle it; really he can. He will be judge and jury. You just go about your business. If you are that worried about other people's lives and decisions, the best thing you can do is pray for them. God will hear you and he will do what he knows to be best. How dare you second guess him? There is an implied separation of church and state. Perhaps we need a separation of church and chicken as well.
Child of GOD July 31, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Friendly One August 02, 2012 at 06:13 PM
A little Bible knowledge is a dangerous thing. You neglected to mention that God says to "judge righteous judgment." (John 7:24) If you don't judge between what's right and wrong and warn people of their sin and the way of Salvation, they'll be allowed to walk straight in to hell. You are commanded to judge others once the mote is removed from your own eye. If you're sinning in the same way as the person you're judging, you will be judged! If you've repented of your sin, then you can humbly approach a sinner and share the Gospel message with them, not leave them alone to die in their sins. The devil would like nothing more than for Christians to remain silent, look the other way, and "not judge" those he's leading down the path of destruction. Check out these Scriptures, all of which pertain to "judging." Psalm 37:30, Amos 5:14-15, Isaiah 59:8, I Cor 2:15, Malachi 3:18 & Revelation 2:2.
Friendly One August 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Oy vey...here we go again. Read my comment above...In Scripture, we are told to "judge." If you are living in sin, YOU will be judged. If you have had your sins washed in the blood of the lamb, Jesus Christ, you are commanded to "judge using righteous judgment." We're told to warn the sinner of his ways, and yet so many look the other way and let them die in their sins without telling them about the way of escape from hell found in Christ Jesus. All because they use the most misunderstood & misquoted Scripture in the Bible to prove their point so they don't "judge." Yeah, don't judge and let people alone to die in sin and spend an eternity in hell. Sounds like a perfect plan concocted by the devil and carried out by Christians who should know better, sad to say.
Child of GOD August 02, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Agree, in the last days (which I believe we are in) it will be harder for people to hear the truth, we must press on.
Child of GOD August 02, 2012 at 09:19 PM
This is from a gay person. She got it just right Emily RuggieriChick-fil-A I'm gay and I think that Chick Fil A being strong with what they believe in is awesome. I may not agree with it but who cares, its their money that their using from their privately owned company to do so. Instead of complaining about this one company out of many that donated money to certain causes, you all could be looking for ways to support your cause. You're for gay rights? Awesome go donate money! Chick Fil A happens to be against it, so they donate money also. I don't see Chick Fil A banning gay people all because they have different beliefs. Do you? Nope! I eat there and they haven't complained about me for being gay! I'm sure they love my business just the same as a straight persons. So relax, not everybody will always have the same beliefs as everybody else, its called life. People believe in different things. That's what makes life fun and worth livining.


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