Calling all Chick-fil-A fans! The American chain will be opening its first Canadian location in Toronto at the end of the week.
Chick-fil-A will open at 709 Yonge St. on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Announced in a news release earlier this week, the restaurant is said to feature “innovative ordering technology” with room for up to 70 diners. Torontonians can expect to see the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, Chick-fil-A Nuggets, and Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries on the menu, as well as other signature items.
The chain restaurant will start welcoming guests 10:30 a.m. on its grand opening day.
Following it’s opening, the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. In line with other Chick-fil-A restaurants, Toronto’s Chick-fil-A will be closed on Sundays so that team members can have a day off.
While some are excited for the chain to enter Canada, others feel differently.
For those unaware, Chick-fil-A has a notorious anti-gay history. The American chain made headlines back in 2012 when the company’s president Dan T. Cathy went public with his thoughts about same-sex marriage and support of “traditional” marriages. On top of its chicken sandwiches, the fast-food chain is also known for its conservative political views. The same year, Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation was found to have donated millions to groups funding anti-gay movements.
Since the chain’s announcements of plans to open across Canada, there have been a slew of mixed reactions about the Toronto location. There have been words of praise on social media, but also a call to boycott the restaurant.
If you are planning to visit the restaurant on opening day, be mindful of a protest that is scheduled to start promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 6.
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