Although nearby Azusa has a Chick-fil-A, Glendora has secured its own location for the popular chicken sandwich restaurant .
The fast food chain has signed a lease with a developer in the Marketplace off Lone Hill Ave. and Gladstone St, in front of the recently announced Sports Authority. Glendora City Manager Chris Jeffers confirmed this announcement to GCN.
Chick-fil-A will occupy a 4,200 sqft pad site near Sports Authority and there may be one other smaller fast food style restaurant in the location, which has yet to be determined.
Both Sports Authority and Chick-fil-A are seemingly on the same time frame, with construction looking to turn over the building shells during Spring 2016. At that point both companies will begin the build-out of their respective businesses, both aiming for a Fall 2016 opening, Jeffers added.
With the first Chick-fil-A opening in Atlanta, Georgia in 1967, the restaurant chain has grown to more than 1,700 stores throughout 38 states. For those not familiar with them, their simple menu focuses around chicken sandwiches and all locations are closed on Sundays.
“Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. He has often shared that his decision was as much practical as spiritual. He believes that all franchised Chick-fil-A® Operators and Restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so. That’s why all Chick-fil-A Restaurants are closed on Sundays. It’s part of our recipe for success”, according to the Chick-fil-A website.