Chick-fil-A set to open this month in Redwood City

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Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open its new location at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City on July 23.

Customers will be able to order through its drive-thru and the Chick-fil-A app, according to the Redwood City location’s Facebook page.

“We are taking a number of precautions to protect the well-being of everyone who visits us,” the Facebook post states. “We can’t wait to serve you.”

The popular fast-food chain faced opposition in the community due to donations by the company’s foundation to organizations accused of having anti-LGBTQ+ views. In November last year, the foundation announced it changed its focus on charitable giving in order to “deepen” donations to a smaller number of organizations that work in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger. Recipients could “include faith-based and non-faith-based charities,” according to the foundation.

But Chick-fil-A did not change plans to open a restaurant in Redwood City. Last fall, the city granted it a permit to operate at 536 Whipple Ave., the site of a former McDonald’s restaurant. As the project moved forward, Chick-fil-A began operating from DoorDash Kitchen at 1531 Main St. in Redwood City, offering pickup and delivery service.

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