There has been no "slow down" in the construction of first Chick-fil-A location following remarks the fast food chain's president made against same sex marriage.
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.
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.
The restaurant has passed all rough inspections and the first round of final inspections should take place in the next two weeks, according to Bolingbrook Building Commissioner Daniel Buonamici.
No opening date for the restaurant has been released.
Last week, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said his business was "guilty as charged" in support of the "biblical definition of the family unit," according to the AP.
In response, a Chicago alderman said he would use aldermanic privilege to block a proposed Chick-fil-A from opening in his ward, according to ABC.
The Jim Henson company severed ties with Chick-fil-A, and Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Cathy saying, "There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it," ABC reported.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel wrote in a statement to the Chicago Tribune, "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values..They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty."
Cathy's remarks sparked passionate support, as well as outrage.
In support of Cathy's stance, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has organized "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." As of 9 p.m. Thursday, the day's Facebook page had garnered 1,554 likes.
Last year, Bolingbrook's board of trustees voted unanimously to approve the Chick-fil-A development.
At the time, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said Chick-fil-A, which has a cult following across the country, would be a great addition to the village's business landscape.
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