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A Chick-Fil-A For Tacoma?
It appears that Tacoma may be getting a new dining establishment. We see permit applications for a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru. This appears to mark the re-entry of Chik-Fil-A into Washington State.
The application lists 3902 South Steele as the location for the new drive-thru restaurant; that’s the parking lot next to Ashley Furniture (formerly Borders Books), up against the retaining wall.
The permit requests variances to allow a drive-thru to be located between the building and Steele Street, a primary pedestrian street, on a site zoned “CCX.” Chick-Fil-A’s proposal would direct drive-thru customers around the back side of the building counterclockwise, with the service window on the east side of the building, between the building and Steel Street. This layout does not literally comply with the Development standards, which require that the drive-thru stacking lane be restricted to the rear of the building. Comments will be accepted through August 1. We don’t see a timeline for construction yet.
Also of possible interest, is the two page Chick-Fil-A answer to the prompt “Please explain how the project would be beneficial to the general public.”
Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company dedicated to serving the communities in which we operate. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that we are stronger because of such principles as closing on Sundays, going the extra mile in service, treating others as we want to be treated, and devoting a percentage of profits back to our communities. Those same principles have been applied throughout the history of Chick-fil-A and still apply today…
We seem to remember hearing about Chick-Fil-A in the news recently ...
So are you excited to have a local place to get your Chik-Fil-A Deluxe Chicken Sandwich?
For more, read the full permit application (pdf).
Update: The TNT has a few more details on Chick-Fil-A’s plans, and the drive-thru permit issue. Read more here.
Update (1-17-2014): as of January 16 Chick-Fil-A's requested variances were approved (pdf).
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