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Local Readers Express Support for Chick-fil-A

The fast-food chicken chain wants to open a restaurant in Vernon Hills.

The majority of local readers who have weighed in on the idea of Chick-fil-A coming to Lake County seem to be echoing what "the voice" told Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams: "If you build it, they will come."

Readers have commented on various local Patch Facebook pages.

"This will be your new fave!" said one enthusiastic reader. "Great healthy food and great company! Welcome CFA!"

"I love Chick-fil-A!" said another reader.

, proposing a store near Routes 21 and 60.

It would be the first Chick-fil-A in Lake County, and many readers are happy about the possibility.

"They have been out here in Phoenix for several years. Very, very good chicken and not at all greasy. We do not eat out at fast food type places often. But when we did try them, their food was good," said a reader.

"It has great shakes, too," added another.

Yet another described Chick-fil-A as "so freaking good," while another reader said: "Sweet! Bringing the south up here to the north. I love Chick-fil-A (and miss it)!"

A couple of other readers didn't seem as excited.

One reader didn't enjoy a grilled chicken sandwich ordered at a Chick-fil-A in Florida. "I've heard good things, but my only visit won't send me back," said the reader.

Another said it "sounds like just another fried fast-food place that specializes in fried chicken. I don't eat it, so I won't be stopping in."

While most Vernon Hills trustees generally said they like the idea of the fast-food chain coming to town, they have concerns about the plans to construct the store’s main entrance near the drive-through lanes. Under the plans, pedestrians would have to cross two drive-through lanes to enter the building through its main entrance.

Ana Draa June 27, 2012 at 04:39 AM
You may want to check out some groups that Chick-fil-a donates to before supporting their business.
Margaret McCarthy June 27, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I support the groups that Chick-fil-A supports! They are patriots who understand what is at stake in the culture war going on in the US and other Western countries. Besides, if Progressive Insurance and other businesses who plow funds into Leftist causes are allowed to stay in operation, why can't businesses run by conservatives do business? Isn't that what this country is all about? Freedom and opportunity? Where soes the money come from for the taxes that the Leftists love so much?
Ana Draa June 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Margaret, when or where did I say anything about a business not being allowed to stay in business??? Conservatives and Liberals alike have a right to establish businesses...and to support whatever businesses they chose. I chose not to support businesses who support anti-gay pro-discrimination groups, and I vote with my dollars. I am conerned enough about the groups (those interested, check the link below) that Chick fil-a supports that I do not give them my family's hard earned money. There are other families like ours who may or may not be aware of the company's history. I gave them a clue, they can go do their own research, make their own decisions. That's what this country is all about. http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201103220005
Margaret McCarthy June 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I can't wait for them to open!
Kirsten June 28, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I don't believe we need ANOTHER unhealthy, fast-food dining establishment in our area. I can't wait for them to find a different community to set up shop!

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