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New Chick-fil-A location coming soon to Hacienda

Original post made on Sep 8, 2022

Chick-fil-A has signed the lease for a second location in Pleasanton, in the vacant restaurant space Sweet Tomatoes once occupied before the buffet chain went bankrupt early in the pandemic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 4:47 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Jennifer Gerhardt/RN
a resident of Danville
on Sep 8, 2022 at 8:39 am

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Salad buffet restaurants like Fresh Choice and Sweet Tomatos are doomed to failure because they are 'all you can eat' venues for $8.99 and the restaurant's food costs are multiplied with every additional/free serving at no profit.

Restaurants target a 10% food cost...in other words, an $8.99 meal should run them about $.90 at best.

Now picture a horde of customers with huge appetites who pay only $8.99 and consume several servings of salad, soup, pasta, desserts etc.

That is no way to stay in business regardless of a pandemic.


Posted by Julianne Masters
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:07 am

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My in-laws mentioned that a proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant was denied a city business permit in Mountain View after some outraged residents complained about the company's stance against gay marriages.

Pleasanton apparently doesn't have this kind of controversy and unlike those in Mountain View, Hacienda locals will be able to enjoy a pretty good chicken sandwich.


Posted by Bob Taylor
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 9, 2022 at 11:08 am

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If I'm in the mood for Chick-fil-A, anyone's approval (or disapproval) of gay marriages is irrelevant.

A chicken sandwich has absolutely nothing to do with the LGBTQ movement.


Posted by Esther Roberts
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Esther Roberts is a registered user.

While gay marriages might be considered an abomination to some, it should not be a consideration when/if ordering a chicken sandwich.

Our relatives in Mountain View have to drive 15 miles to Redwood City if they are in the mood for a Chick-Fill-A sandwich and those unique french fries.

Fortunately Contra Costa and Alameda Counties are not bound by over-excessive progressive sensitivities.


Posted by Jennifer Tate
a resident of Danville
on Sep 10, 2022 at 3:05 pm

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Chick-Fill-A sandwiches are pretty good and if the CEO has reservations about gay marriages, he is entitled to his opinion.

"Don't ask, don't tell" is still the best route when.it comes to addressing LGBTQ issues.


Posted by Helen Calderon
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm

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Grilled Pollo Loco chicken is better than Chick-Fill-A offerings but only available by the bucket or in burritos.

KFC is still #1 in sales when it comes to chicken, not because it is great but probably because Colonel Sanders never said anything derogatory about gay marriages.


Posted by Pete Draper
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 10, 2022 at 4:32 pm

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I like the Classic Chicken burrito at Pollo Loco. The regular chicken dinners are pretty good too as you also get a choice of two sides. All for under $10.00.


Posted by Pierce Clayton
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2022 at 8:35 am

Pierce Clayton is a registered user.

Chick-Fill-A has recently come under fire for a series of supposedly 'racist' comments from Tweeters acknowledging its introductory spicy chicken sandwich.

Someone wrote that members of a certain 'community' will love the flavor and seasonings and various responses followed.

Since when does a chicken sandwich become a symbol of bigotry?


Posted by Darin Lassiter
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:26 pm

Darin Lassiter is a registered user.

> Since when does a chicken sandwich become a symbol of bigotry?

^ Reason...when people take offense over nothing.


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