Chick-fil-A Expands in Bay Area

The opening of a restaurant in San Jose was met with protests of the chain's antigay donations and its executives' antigay stances.

BY Trudy Ring

August 25 2012 2:05 PM ET

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which has drawn protests because of its donations to antigay groups, is opening restaurants in the gay-friendly San Francisco Bay area.

One restaurant opened Thursday in San Jose to a crowd of both supporters and detractors. It joins an existing Bay Area location in Fairfield, reports SFBay.ca, and another Chick-fil-A will open in Walnut Creek October 11 — National Coming Out Day. The company has bought property in Novato and plans a restaurant there as well.

San Francisco TV station KTVU has coverage of the San Jose opening here.

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