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.