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 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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