Good News For Chick-Fil-A Fans In Boston

Chick-fil-A has opened some unusual locations since its founding. According to Spoon University, the fast food chicken chain has opened up restaurants across Georgia alone with a luau theme, an old-school 1950s diner look, and one simply known as The Dwarf House. While fans of the restaurant should keep these locations in mind during their next road trip through the Southeast, there will soon be another place where fried chicken fans can enjoy some Chick-fil-A: Boston. Surprisingly, the Massachusetts capital has long lacked a Chick-fil-A location, but that's about to change in 2022. reports that the city should expect its first official Chick-fil-A location during the winter of this year. The restaurant, which was first announced two years ago, will open in Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood and joins 16 other Chick-fil-A stores across Massachusetts. While some are celebrating this new arrival, the news has also drawn some controversy.

Why this Chick-fil-A location may cause some controversy

According to NBC, Thomas Menino, the former mayor of Boston, made a concerted effort during his term to keep Chick-fil-A out of the city due to former CEO Dan Cathy's stance against same-sex marriage. The local government has tried to prevent the business from opening in Boston since at least 2012, per WCVB. Evidently, the city has been unable to keep Chick-fil-A from popping up in Boston, potentially to the chagrin of some LGBTQ+ activists. While some Boston residents may prove to be vocal about their displeasure with the restaurant's arrival, others may be excited for the location to open its doors.

Back in 2020, released the results of a poll and revealed that Chick-fil-A ranked as the third favorite fast food chain in Massachusetts. The word's out on if those numbers still hold up, but with mass appeal like that, you can almost guarantee that many diners across the city are likely to line up for the chance to finally get their hands on some of the chain's signature chicken.